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Driver remains in custody over Dubai crash that killed four members of a family on Thursday

Probe continues into crash that killed four members of a family, including a nine-month-old infant

  • By Bassam Za’za’, Legal and Court Correspondent
  • Published: 00:00 August 5, 2013
  • Gulf News

The scene of a crash on Shaikh Zayed Road
  • Image Credit: Courtesy: Traffic Public Prosecution
  • The scene of a crash on Shaikh Zayed Road that killed four members of a Yemeni family, including a nine-month-old infant.

Dubai: A Jordanian woman remains in custody pending further investigations into Thursday’s accident that killed four members of a Yemeni family, including a nine-month-old infant, on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution (TPP) has ordered that the woman, in her 30s, be provisionally detained in police custody after the accident that occurred ahead of the seventh interchange towards Abu Dhabi.

Salah Bu Farousha, Senior Chief Prosecutor and head of theTPP, earlier told Gulf News that the Jordanian drove an SUV that suffered a rear tyre breakdown. She stopped in the third lane from the left on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Witness said the woman came out of her vehicle and tried to warn other drivers that her car had broken down.

Meanwhile, the car in which the four Yemeni victims were travelling crashed into the SUV, pushing it 40 metres into the right lane. Authorities identified the victims as a male driver, 34, his nine-month-old son, his 28-year-old wife and his 60-year-old father, while his mother was critically injured and airlifted to hospital following the crash which happened at 9.45pm.

“Onsite investigations revealed that shortly before the crash, a motorist warned the Jordanian woman and advised her to remove her car because it was parked in a hazardous way,” Bu Farousha said.

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