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26-year-old killed by speeding driver in RAK

Ahmed Shaaban/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on March 20, 2016
26-year-old killed by speeding driver in RAK
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According to a senior police officer, the victim was waiting on the side of Wakalat Road along with his Emirati friend after their car met with an acciden

A 26-year-old Arab man was killed in a run-over accident in Ras Al Khaimah early on Saturday.

According to a senior police officer, the victim was waiting on the side of Wakalat Road along with his Emirati friend after their car met with an accident.

Col Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, Director of the Traffic and Patrol Department, RAK Police, said the accident took place around 12.30am.

"The Central Operations Room of the RAK Police was alerted about an accident involving two cars; the first driven by an Emirati young man while the second was driven by an Asian man."

The passengers in both cars got out to check the impact of the accident, he added. "While waiting for the police on the roadside, a speeding pick-up vehicle driven by an Asian man rammed into the Arab man."

The erring motorist did not stop the vehicle after the accident, Col Alkeem said. "Instead, he fled the scene and left the Arab man on the road bleeding until he died."

Another driver luckily tracked the speeding driver, and reported the accident to the police, he indicated. "A traffic patrol rushed to the scene and arrested the erring pick-up driver who was blamed for running over the victim and fleeing the scene."

Col Alkeem urged the public to stop if they get involved in any accident. "This is mainly applicable to run-over accidents which is just a traffic violation whereas fleeing the scene is a crime."

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com





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