Filipino boy, 6, dies after being hit by taxi in Sharjah

Child killed while crossing King Faisal Road

27 Gulf News

Sharjah: A 6-year-old child died of injuries after being hit by a car in King Faisal road on Monday evening in Sharjah.

According to police, the victim, a Filipino boy, was hit by a Sharjah taxi while crossing the road on his own.

The child died on the spot due to the impact of the collision.

Police patrol and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident where they pronounced the victim dead. His body was moved to hospital.

The taxi driver has been taken to Al Buhairah police custody for interrogation .


  • Chander

    Oct 29, 2013 6:16

    Condolence to the family

  • Nerissa Cardozo

    Oct 29, 2013 5:37

    It is a really sad news to hear. But i would like to question theparents of this boy that why did he cross the road alone? i have noticedmany kids crossing the roads and because of their mistake of not lookingto their right or left for the vehicle the driver gets blamedunnecessarily sometimes. I would like to advice parents not to allowchildren below the age of 10 to cross the roads. May god bless their sonand may his soul rest in peace.

  • Alam

    Oct 29, 2013 5:09

    I have been driving in UAE for 5 years and I have seen unimaginableirresponsible behaviour of pedestrian which has ruined the lives ofinnocent drivers who work day and night to make some living and run abig family back in their country. I have experienced a toddler crossinga main road at night in an impression that this is some sort ofplayground. Luckily I saw that kid & aware all the other cars byflashing hazard lights. I or someone must have drove over the child if Iwas a bit fast or a little inattentive. Trust me, scientifically youcan't stop a car even travelling at a speed 40KM/hr if someone justjumps in front of you.

  • Joby

    Oct 29, 2013 5:05

    Condolence to the the family. The taxi driver is in custody now andsubject to worse situation for him and his dependent. Pedestriancrossing is becoming a nuisance for the UAE roads. Strict disciplinaryand heavy fines has to be implemented on the for illegal pedestriancrossing across all emirates in UAE.

  • KB

    Oct 29, 2013 5:02

    All SHJ taxi drivers are always busy in talking talking talking and somany of them are angry without any reason. If frustration is there thanthey should go home and rest, Nobody cares about traffic. They arereally horrible!!!!! RIP child.

  • Ranjith

    Oct 29, 2013 4:42

    My Condolence to the family, We cannot only blame Driver for this as itwas an accident. Parents should have been much more careful with thechild as it is our responsibility to take care of our own kind thencomes the others. Def, the driver would have tried to Stop or the Boymight have been very close that he couldn't stop. Pity on the Driver.

  • aminah

    Oct 29, 2013 4:28

    condolence to the family.


    Oct 29, 2013 3:08

    I was shocked to see a 2 year old child alone at middle of a road atMuhaisnah area when a Bus was coming. The bus was not speeding, and theDriver could see the child crossing the road and by God's grace he hadmanaged to stop . The child is so small to get the attention of thedriver in case child had started crossing while bus was very near.Before I could reach the child from a 100 Meter distance, a lady ( I cannot call her "mother", though she is the mother of the child)came and took the child without expressing any emotions. Who isresponsible for such incidents? Is it Driver or Parent? Why Mother can'thold the hands while walking through roads?

  • Farah

    Oct 29, 2013 3:04

    To Paul, Burhan's comment is right. Even if the driver is well belowspeed limits, they will not be able to brake in time if somebodysuddenly crosses in front of them. It is not always the driver's faultwhen there's an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian. You areright too, why was the boy crossing on his own in such a busy street? Hewas only 6, so where were his parents/guardians at that time? At that age,he won't know where to cross nor judge when would it be safe to cross.Condolences to the parents for the loss, and let this be anothereye-opener for proper road etiquette both for motorists and pedestrians.

  • John Dmello

    Oct 29, 2013 2:42

    The Mina Road near Al Soor from GPO till the underbridge is used as arace track by many drivers. Though the zebra crossings are visible, nopedestrian will dare cross it as the cars will just honk, show lightsand move on. Being a car driver myself, I don't dare to cross the roadeven on zebra crossings because it will mean instant death. Theauthorities should reduce speed limit to 40 only and speed cameras.

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