UAE: Police track down hit-and-run driver in three hours

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Umm Al Quwain - The motorist hit an Asian pedestrian in Umm Al Quwain and fled the scene without stopping

By Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 7:39 AM

The Umm Al Quwain Police have successfully tracked down and arrested a speeding driver, who hit an Asian man and fled the scene.

Col Humaid Ahmad Saeed, Deputy Director-General of the Traffic and Patrols Department, Umm Al Quwain Police, said late on Wednesday that the central operations room was alerted about the accident on Tuesday at 7.15pm.

“An ambulance, paramedics and rescue teams were dispatched to the scene while a traffic patrol was assigned to track down the driver,” he added.

The traffic patrol only took three hours to track down and arrest the driver.

As per article 47 of the federal traffic law, if any driver is blamed for a serious accident or injuries, he or she shall suffer 23 black points, along with the retention of his vehicle for 30 days, while the fine is to be decided by the court.

“Failing to stop after causing a small accident shall be penalised with a fine of Dh500 for light vehicles/Dh1,000 for heavy vehicles, along with eight black points for light vehicles, and the impoundment of the light vehicle for seven days.”

He urged all drivers to strictly observe traffic rules and regulations, particularly speed limit, attentive driving, safety distance, giving priority to pedestrians.

In an earlier incident, the UAQ police had arrested a driver who hit a European cyclist and fled the scene after finding traces of collision on the car.

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