Emirati killed, 5 injured in horrific road accident
Ras Al Khaimah - The 19-year-old Emirati died on the spot
A 19-year-old Emirati young man succumbed to fatal injuries he received in a gruesome traffic accident here on the Emirates road at the Al Daqdaqa area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Five other people were injured in the collision that involved three cars, according to Brigadier Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, director general of the central operations room, RAK police.
The central operations room of the RAK Police, having been alerted of the collision, dispatched traffic police, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the site in a record time.
First Lieutenant Ibrahim Saif Al Mazrouie, manager of traffic and patrols branch at the Daqdaqa police station, on Saturdayafternoon said the accident took place at 1.30am
"Traffic enactment of the accident collision showed that the mishap was due to entering the main road from a side road without checking if it was clear first as was the case in five gruesome collisions reported in one month for the same reason."
A 19-year-old Emirati young man could not make it and died on the spot while five other people, four Emirati nationals and one Gulf citizen, received moderate to serious injuries."
The five young people, all in their twenties, were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment and medical care, he added.
"The corpse of the victim was shifted to the morgue of the hospital for burial by relatives as due while the accident file was referred to the bodies concerned for legal procedures."
Few days ago, an Emirati woman, in her forties, and 21-year-old Emirati young man, were killed in two separate RAK road accidents for speeding and entering a main road without checking if it was clear first.
Abdullah Mohamed, an Emirati national, told Khaleej Times that the bodies concerned should take action.
"This is the fifth or sixth terrible traffic accident to be reported in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in one or two months for the same reason; recklessly entering a main road though it was not clear."
Advising, he said there should be speed humps on the exit of each and every side road. "This might force the driver entering the main road to stop for a while to check if it was clear or not instead of posing road users' lives and his to grave risk."