UAE: Teen driving without licence runs over 3 people, arrested

Afkar Abdullah /Ras Al Khaimah
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 27, 2021

He fled from the scene after one of them was severely wounded.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police have arrested a 17-year-old teenager, of Arab origin, who did not possess a driving licence and ran over three persons of Asian origin.

The accused fled the scene after one of the three persons was severely wounded and the other two moderately hurt in the hit-and-run case.

Captain Abdul Rahman Ahmed Al Shehhi, the director of the traffic investigation at Traffic Patrols Department, RAK Police, said the relief-and-rescue team was rushed to the spot as soon as the information about the accident was received. The injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment, he added.

The police have time and again warned parents to keep an eye on their children, and not allow them to drive cars till they get their licence.

In February this year, 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.

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.

Afkar Abdullah

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