UAE: Teenage girl injured in desert motorcycle accident airlifted to hospital

The seriously injured girl was rescued by authorities on Tuesday night.



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 9:15 AM

Last updated: Thu 3 Mar 2022, 3:53 PM

A 19-year-old Omani girl was airlifted from the desert to a hospital on Tuesday evening after she was seriously injured in a quad bike accident in Sharjah’s Al Hamriya area.

The National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC), in coordination with Sharjah Police carried out the medical evacuation mission to rescue the seriously-injured girl.

A top official at NSRC said that they immediately dispatched a rescue team after receiving a report from the Sharjah Police Operations Room about an accident in the desert area of Al Hamriya in which a girl was seriously injured.

A helicopter was used to evacuate the victim to Al Qassimi Hospital where she received necessary treatment, while ensuring all Covid-19 precautionary measures.

A Sharjah Traffic Police official said that the young woman had sustained critical wounds in the accident as her quad bike overturned several times before coming to a halt.

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