Sharjah: A 12-year-old Emirati boy died in a road accident on Al Dhaid Road yesterday, police said. The driver meanwhile sustained minor injuries in the crash, which occurred during the heavy rain on Tuesday evening.
They were in the central region of Sharjah emirate when the accident happened.
Sharjah Police said the driver tried to avoid a pool of water and lost control of the vehicle, which swerved and then rolled several times.
They boy was thrown out of the vehicle due to the force of the accident.
Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene and the boy was taken to Al Dhaid Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver was also taken to the hospital.
Sharjah Police urged motorists to exercise caution while driving during bad weather and abide by the speed limits.