DUBAI: The family of Dr John Marshall, the doctor who was killed in a road accident near the World Trade Centre Roundabout on November 26, say he might have suffered a blackout before the incident occurred.
Announcing the funeral details on a web page dedicated to the departed doctor, the family said: “He was known to be a deliberate and careful driver. But on this occasion, we believe he might have suffered a blackout, leading to his accident.”
According to Dubai Police, the specialist physician serving at a Bur Dubai clinic lost control over the car, which overturned and caught fire around 12:45pm. He was trapped inside and could not be rescued as the fire engulfed the car and gutted it completely. Firefighters rushed to the scene to control the blaze but were not able to save the occupant.
A memorial service for Dr Marshall will be held on December 4 at 10.30am at St Paul’s Hall, Building No. 3, Holy Trinity Church, Oud Metha, while the funeral will take place at 1pm at the New Sonapur Cemetry, Jebel Ali.
While thanking people for their thoughts, prayers and support, the family requested privacy as they came to terms with the loss.