Ten hurt in seven-car pile-up outside RAK police station

Ten people, including three children of different nationalities, were injured when seven vehicles collided in front of the emirate's Police Headquarters.

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Seven cars collided outside the Ras Al Khaimah police headquarters on the outskirts of the city, injuring 10 people.
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Ras Al Khaimah: Ten people, including three children of different nationalities, were injured when seven vehicles collided in front of the emirate's Police Headquarters.

A senior police officer from the emirate's Traffic and Licensing Department said a 27-year-old Indian identified as S.I. was the main reason for the accident.

He moved his speeding vehicle from the right lane to the left lane to take a U turn, but could not keep control over his vehicle and hit another vehicle, driven by an Emirati, into which five other vehicles crashed.

The officer said the injured included a German national and his wife, two Africans and a Pakistani.

The police got involved in the accident on the spot, cutting the vehicles with hydraulic cutters to reach the injured.

The officer stressed that the German woman sustained serious injuries and her heart stopped but the police medics and rescuers recovered the pulse in the ambulance on the way to Saqr Hospital.

The Indian and Emirati drivers were later detained and the Public Prosecution has started an intensive investigation in the accident.

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