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Emirati dies in high-speed crash in Umm Al Quwain

Passenger suffered injuries in single-vehicle accident, police say

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 16:24 August 31, 2012

  • Image Credit: Courtsy:Umm Al Quwain Police
  • Both the driver and the fellow passenger were rushed to the hospital, but the driver of the car succumbed to his injures at the hospital, said Major Bin Aran.

Umm Al Quwain:  A single-vehicle accident in the early hours of Friday has claimed the life of an Emirati driver and injured a passenger, confirm Umm Al Quwain Police.

Accident investigators are attributing the fatal accident to speeding, the police said.

The driver, reported to be in his 40s, was speeding on Al Ittihad Road, according to the police report, when his vehicle slammed into a concrete barrier and the car rolled several times before landing on a sandy roadside.

Major Saeed Obaid Bin Aran, director of Traffic and Patrols Department at  Umm Al Quwain Police, said the car was travelling at high speed but did not give figures on how fast the car was travelling.

The crash happened at around 3am. No damage estimate on the vehicle is available, but Major Bin Aran said the vehicle was badly damaged.

Both men in the vehicle were rushed to hospital where the driver later succumbed to his injuries.

The latest highway death prompted police on Friday to remind motorists of the inherent dangers of lead-footed driving practices that often lead to fatal consequences.  “We again appeal to motorists to adhere to speed limits and ensure their seatbelts are fastened for their safety and for the safety of other road users,” Major Bin Aran said.
 


 

Comments (6)

  1. Added 15:20 September 1, 2012

    Stop womens from driving or using thier phones as they always do that

    MdAlee, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 11:57 September 1, 2012

    High speed cannot be the only reason for an accident where a single car is involved. There may be lack of attention because of mobile phone use or talking to others or sleep. I would request all drivers to pay full attention while driving and above all respect and follow traffic rules. This type of accident can't be stopped by traffic fines. Awareness and respect is much more important.

    Sadiqur Rahman, Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:35 September 1, 2012

    I have an idea to avert these. Similar to RTA taxis and Abu Dhabi taxis, Govt can make it mandatory to fit the speed warning indicator in the Car. Even, if the Car speed is crossing the limit by 20 KMPH (or as decided by Safety experts), it should alert the nearby Police station (with the Plate number and the Road of travel) as well as the nearby Ambulance service. I know that this may breach the individual's privacy but I strongly suggest this option to avoid any such accidents. If this is made as even an option, I will definitely fit the system, for my own safety.

    Lakshmanan B, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 11:25 September 1, 2012

    The only way to control speeding is a mandatory 1 week/48 hrs of service in any charity organisation. It will help a driver to know what is humanity and how to respect his and others life. This is a big problem our modern life style...where speed is fashion and style ! We need psychosocial counselling to drivers.

    Aasha Lama, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 11:13 September 1, 2012

    This has become a kind of common news now a days. Why dont the concerning authority advice car manufacturers to set a maximum speed limit OR settings in car itself, so that the motorists cannot play with the accelerator!!! its a tough job but its not impossible!!

    Pavan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 10:39 September 1, 2012

    Very sad. What I don't understand is how come there are still so many accidents inspite of the police being strict with speeding and the fines sky-high? I think other means to stop this should be taken by the RTA.

    Martin Almeida, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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