Dubai: 5 injured in horrific crash after SUV flips over in desert area

Initial investigations show that the 19-year-old Emirati driver made a sudden swerve while doing a stunt in a sandy area


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Photo: Supplied / Dubai Police
Photo: Supplied / Dubai Police

Published: Tue 19 Dec 2023, 4:13 PM

Last updated: Tue 19 Dec 2023, 10:48 PM

Five men — aged 18 to 20 — were injured in a horrific crash after performing dangerous stunts in Al Ruwayyah desert area, the Dubai Police said on Tuesday.

"The 19-year-old Emirati driver, identified as M.A.M., had been driving recklessly and performing stunts in the sandy area when he made a sudden swerve, which caused the vehicle to overturn, resulting in injuries to the driver and four passengers," said Maj-Gen Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director of the General Department of Traffic at the Dubai Police.

Traffic patrols immediately took action after receiving a report of the accident at 9pm on Monday, he said. An image provided by the police shows the wrecked SUV, with its windshield and windows smashed (see photo above).

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The driver and passengers were rushed to a hospital with injuries ranging from severe to moderate, Maj-Gen Al Mazrouei said.


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