6 injured in Jabal Jais road crash off Ras Al Khaimah

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah Filed on December 15, 2015 | Last updated on December 15, 2015 at 05.44 am
6 injured in Jabal Jais road crash off Ras Al Khaimah
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'The car rammed into the concrete barrier of the mountainous road'

Six Indian residents sustained moderate to serious injuries after the car they were travelling in turned over several times, 30km off the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) downtown.

Police sources told Khaleej Times that the traffic accident took place early in the morning on the road leading to Jabal Jais, the highest mountain in the country.

"One of the passengers is in a critical condition as he was seriously wounded," he said.

"The mishap actually happened at around 7am when the driver of the car involved in the accident was driving down the high mountainous road but he lost control over the steering wheel and turned over several times."

The car rammed into the concrete barrier of the mountainous road, he added.

"All the passengers in the car, including the driver sustained moderate to serious injuries and fractures."

All the injured passengers were rushed to the Saqr Hospital for treatment and medical care while the accident case was referred to the traffic prosecution for due legal procedures, he added.

Dr Yusuf Al Tair, manager of the Saqr Hospital, told Khaleej Times that one of injured passengers was in 'critical condition', but can be hopefully treated.

As per the medical report, he is suffering from brain concussion, he added. "He is in a deep coma and has been accordingly put on artificial respiration."

Dr Tair said two of the injured passengers received minor injuries, and were given first aids, and discharged within 15 minutes from the hospital.

"Another, who sustained a deep cut in his head and been diagnosed as post brain concussion due to the impact of being hit in his head, has undergone an operation."

Two other passengers sustained pelvis and arm fractures; and one needed an operation to fix his fractures, he added.

Ahmed Shaaban

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