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Speeding car mows down elderly man in Dubai

Another 5 people injured in an accident on Monday morning, police official says

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Community and Crime Correspondent
  • Published: 18:15 September 16, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: An elderly man is fighting for his life after being hit while crossing the road on Saturday night, a senior police official said.

The man was hit by a speeding vehicle in Al Garhoud at 10.30 pm, said Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Police Traffic Department.

The man was forced to cross the busy road as there was no zebra crossing, he said.

He said the man sustained serious injuries.

Major General Al Zafein said another five people were hurt in a traffic accident that took place on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in the early hours of Monday morning.

He said the accident took place at 3 am when a car collided with a van.

Four Asians sustained moderate injures while another Asian was seriously injured.

Comments (3)

  1. Added 15:22 September 17, 2013

    People speed in Dubai? Really I haven't noticed! I thought I saw a car speeding through the back streets of Marina last night. But I was mistaken, it was a low flying fighter jet disguised as a Porsche. Too many people here think all roads are a race course. I would suggest more speed cameras be placed on the side streets as well and not just on the main roads.

    John Stevens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 14:11 September 17, 2013

    Most of the accidents happen due to wreckless driving, especially with big SUVs. When they are inside such vehicles, they think that they can do anything, speeding or line changing without indicators. Rules are not for them, and the whole road belong to them they think!!

    Navas, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 10:32 September 17, 2013

    i personally dont drive BUT i have noticed that it is VERY, VERY unsafe for pedestrians on these roads. There are no safe crossings and cars are speeding over Zebra crossings as well.The situation is quite pathetic.

    zaid, sharjah, India

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