Asian youth dies after being run over by car in UAE

Asian youth dies after being run over by car in UAE

Ras Al Khaimah - The victim failed to check if the road was clear before crossing.



An Asian man, in his 20s, succumbed to his injuries after a car ran over him on the Ras Al Khaimah airport road.
Major Salem Mohammed Burqiba, head of traffic and patrols section, RAK Police, said the central operations room was alerted of the mishap at around 10pm on Sunday.
"Traffic patrols, a national ambulance, paramedics and rescue teams rushed to the scene in a record time, but the victim died on the spot," he said.
Investigations show that the victim failed to check if the road was clear before crossing, he added.
"The driver of the car, in his 40s, was driving his car properly on the correct lane but the victim crossed the RAK airport road without checking."
The driver tried to avoid running over the victim, but it was too late, he pointed out.
"The deceased was shifted to the morgue of the hospital, while the accident file was referred to the bodies concerned for investigations."
He said everybody should strictly comply with traffic rules and regulations for their own safety.
"More attention is needed because of poor visibility and pedestrians have to make sure that the road is clear before crossing it," he added.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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