UAE: Truck driver kills man in hit-and-run, arrested in 4 hours

The heavy vehicle driver fled the accident site towards another emirate

Follow us on Google News-khaleejtimes

By Web Desk

Published: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 7:45 PM

Last updated: Sun 19 Mar 2023, 9:09 PM

A truck driver involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road causing the death of an Arab man was arrested within four hours of the crime being committed.

The General Command of the Ras Al Khaimah Police representing the Investigation and Traffic Control Department succeeded in apprehending the Asian truck driver who ran over an Arab man on Saturday morning and escaped from the spot towards another emirate.

Major Ahmed Al-Sam Al Naqbi, director of the Ras Al Khaimah Police Traffic and Patrol Department, said the accident occurred on Saturday morning at 3:55am. The control room received a report of a person hit by a truck. It was also reported that the driver fled the location.

He added that the police patrols and national ambulances rushed to the accident site, and it was found that the deceased had parked his vehicle on the side of the road and got out of it.

The truck driver did not pay attention and hit the parked vehicle, which went on to hit the driver and led to his death on the spot. The truck driver who caused the accident fled from the accident site.

The deceased's body was taken to the hospital, and immediately a traffic control team was formed, which took help of the surveillance cameras distributed along the street.

Al Naqbi indicated that the search and investigation team identified the truck's location in an area in Sharjah. The RAK Police coordinated with the General Command of the Sharjah Police to arrest the perpetrator. The truck driver was later referred to the specialised authorities to take legal action against him.


More news from UAE