Dubai: A Dubai-based video-gaming industry professional died in a car crash on a mountain road in Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Al Jais in the wee hours of Saturday.
Turkish national Ergun Gundogar was returning after a suhour gathering with some friends when he met with the accident, his colleagues told Gulf News on Sunday. Gundagor, a product and marketing manager at Al Futtaim Electronics, who was in charge of video gaming products, was driving alone, they said.
Police said Gundogar appeared to have been taking in the sights from the UAE’s highest mountain when the accident took place.
Lieutenant Colonel Talal Saleh Al Shal, director of the traffic department at Al Rams police station, said the vehicle driven by the 32-year-old veered off the road and overturned on the mountain road.
Gundogar lost control of the vehicle as he was on the downhill route and his body was pulled out by a civil defence team from the vehicle.
Colleagues remembered Gundagor as a sweet person who always wore a smile on his face.
His social media accounts showed Gundagor’s love for video games. “I am good at video games and bad at everything else,” reads the description in his various social media profiles.
“He knew all games to play,” said one of his colleagues.
She said she had also heard that Gundagor loved cars and racing. “I didn’t know that. My friend told me today. I hope it was not the reason for his death.”
On Sunday, shocked colleagues of Gundagor held a condolence meeting and observed a silent prayer.
Police said the body has been transferred to hospital and will be handed over to relatives for burial.
Lt. Col. Al Shal urged all motorists and road users to take all precautions when driving in mountainous areas and to abide by traffic rules for their own safety and that of others.