UAE | Emergencies

Five killed in horrific Kalba car collision

Three children among dead, while person is critical

  • By Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 22:50 February 16, 2013
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Saleem Mohammad
  • Five people from one family were killed in a road accident in Kalba.

Sharjah: Five people were killed, among them three children, in a car collision in Kalba on Saturday evening.

A sixth person was reported to be in critical condition. All of the victims are from the same Khor Fakkan family.

Speeding is believed to be a major factor in the accident in which the vehicle carrying the victims was cut in half by the other car involved, Sharjah Police told Gulf News.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Khalifa Road where they found the victims’ car pressed against a concrete barrier.

The sixth passenger in the crumpled car and bodies of the deceased were transported to Al Dhaid Hospital.

Comments (22)

  1. Added 17:28 February 17, 2013

    Please save kids, fear of god is the begginning of wisdom. When you drive think Allah and your kids. Still speed need to be reduced to decrease accident. May Allah help us from all disasstors

    P.C.Ummer, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 16:47 February 17, 2013

    ALLAH i passed the hurts a lot...May ALLAH Save All of US from this type of Horrific accidents, May ALLAH forgive all the sins and give them JANNAT.

    REAZ, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 16:15 February 17, 2013

    Sharjah-Kalba highway is a straight fine road till malieha begins , soon after that the road becomes very dangerous curving round the mountains at high elevations .. and this is the region where most accidents occurs .. so drivers should strictly refrain from driving above 80km/hr round these steep curvy roads .. or else such accidents would be unavoidable...

    Addy Ali, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 16:14 February 17, 2013

    Driving here, no one respects others space on the road leading to tailgating or dangerous manouvers. If people thought of other road users first and were more considerate full stop, instead of trying to be the front of the queue or driving in an arrogant and dangerous way then half of the deaths here would not occur. Changing little things, like letting people off the metro or out of lifts first or giving way to road users or not parking in an obstructive way would lead possibly to people having more respect full stop. Sadly this is merely a pipedream as I cannot see people changing their mindset anytime soon. It is a selfish, arrogant and greedy mindset that needs thought. People need to respect others space and be much more polite. Manners cost nothing. Be a better human and make a change.

    DJ, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 15:57 February 17, 2013

    what can the authority do, when there are so many irresponsible people who don't care about others. the police department keep telling the people to drive carefully, how many adheres to what the police have to say. the police are doing their jobs, now they gotta crack the whip and be more strict. a piece of advice to all you people out there who drives.. have a heart and drive carefully, life is more precious then being stupid.

    karim, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 14:59 February 17, 2013

    Fear of God may not be present in people who have absolute disregard for laws of the land, generally. Some do have fear of God but do not understand that OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE. They talk on the phone while driving and speeding at the same time, no aware of the speedometer while talking to the passengers. Therefore drive too slow and obstruct the flow of traffic or go over the speed limits. They do not appreciate if someone corrects them, makes them aware etc. They do not care about the consequences. They do not mind being the problem rather than the solution. They know to curse rather than bless. We must all cooperate with the law enforcers so that they protect us and we help them do their jobs well. Still it is sad to read daily that some valuable life has been lost because of others ......


  7. Added 14:41 February 17, 2013

    Another Salik gate will be installed on DHAID road to avoid such accidents in future.

    Asad, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 14:37 February 17, 2013

    When will these people learn? Some people drive like they never learned to drive!!! This is also very bad for UAE reputation. UAE speeding and driving laws need to be stricter and licenses of those who are overspeeding or driving recklessly should be revoked; vehicles confiscated.

    Kayra, Manama, Bahrain

  9. Added 14:36 February 17, 2013

    one of the major causes that result in accidents is Heavy Vehicle Timings, which should further be reduced. As i was discussing this issue with my other colleagues we came to a conclusion that timings for Heavy vehicle should be in the night only.. (i.e 12 am - 6:00pm)... this will really help improve the decrease in road accidents.

    Mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 14:29 February 17, 2013

    In my opinion SPEED KILLS. Authorities may consider reduction in speed limits. Many youngsters below the age limit drives without any speed limit. Drive close to the previous vehicle. Driving tests should be more tough.

    Raj, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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