UAE teen killed as car stunts on beach go wrong

Ras Al Khaimah - The teenager's unlicensed friend was driving the car.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 4:32 PM

Last updated: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 8:00 PM

A 17-year-old Emirati died after car stunts performed illegally at a beach went wrong. The teenager's friend was driving the car, when he lost control over it and it flipped over multiple times at the beach in Ras Al Khaimah.

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The unlicensed driver - also a 17-year-old - sustained moderate injuries in the crash that happened at the Shaam beach.

Brigadier Ahmad Al Sam Al Naqbi, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department, RAK Police, on Monday afternoon said first responders rushed to the spot as soon as the cops were alerted.

“Unfortunately, the victim, who was not buckled up, sustained critical injuries and died on the spot," the officer said.

The body has been handed over to his family, who have laid him to rest.

Concern about unlicensed drivers

Brig Al Naqbi said all parents need to keep an eye on their children, and not allow them to drive cars till they get their licence.

“This poses a grave risk to their life, and many young people lost their lives in mishaps.”

In November last year, a 12-year-old Emirati boy died after the car driven by his 13-year-old friend veered off the road near Al Gheil in Ras Al Khaimah.

In March 2019, four teenagers were killed as their 4WD crashed in Ras Al Khaimah. Three other Emirati teenagers were injured in the crash that happened because of speeding.

In November 2019, an Indian woman died after being run over by a 4WD being driven by her 17-year-old son in Sharjah. The teenager was taking driving lessons at the time.

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