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33-yr-old killed, 7 injured in crash on Jebal Jais

Ahmed Shaaban/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on February 14, 2016
33-yr-old killed, 7 injured in crash on Jebal Jais

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The mishap was blamed on the 41-year-old father, who lost control over the steering wheel, veered off the mountainous road, and turned turtle

A 33-year-old Asian man was killed and seven others received several injuries in a road accident on the Jebel Jais mountain- the highest peak in the country.

The victim, identified only as M.K.K., was driving down the mountainous road in Ras Al Khaimah when he lost control over the steering wheel, veered off the road, and collided with another car on the other direction heading up to the peak.All the passengers in the two cars sustained moderate to serious injuries, according to Lt-Col Talal Salah Al Shal, manager of traffic and patrols branch at Al Rams Police Station, on Sunday.

"The killed driver, who was driving the first car, was accompanied by three passengers, who were 25 to 26 years old, and they all suffered serious injuries and fractures due to the impact of the collision."

The second car was driven by a 31-year-old Asian man, identified as B.H.A., Lt-Col Al Shal added. "He was also accompanied by three other young man aging 26 to 27, and they were all in the accident."

The Central Operations Room, alerted of the mishap, dispatched traffic patrols, ambulances, and medics to the site. "The corpse was moved to the morgue while all the injured passengers were rushed to the hospital for treatment and medical care."

Lt-Col Al Shal said the accident file was transferred to the traffic prosecution for legal procedures as due. "All drivers need to be more attentive and reduce speed on mountainous roads."Few days ago, an eight-year-old Asian boy was killed in a traffic accident on the road leading to the Jais Mountain. The young boy, identified only as K.S., succumbed to fatal injuries he received, mainly in the head, after the car he was travelling in with his family turned over several times.

The mishap was blamed on the 41-year-old father, who lost control over the steering wheel, veered off the mountainous road, and turned turtle, according to Col Sulaiman Mohammed Al Kizi, Chief of Al Rams Police Station.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com





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