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Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
A 75-year-old citizen was killed on Wednesday morning due to severe injuries which he sustained due to a collision on a road in Ras Al Khaimah. The deceased was on his way dropping his 14-year-old daughter to school. The daughter and the driver of the other vehicle, a 20-year-old citizen reportedly sustained injuries.
Colonel Ahmad Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department at the General Directorate of Central Operations in RAK Police General Command, emphasised the importance of strict compliance with traffic regulations and the directives of the authorities.
Major Salem Bourguiba said the police Operations Room received a tipoff at 7.40am on Wednesday reporting a traffic accident on a RAK road.
He added the police patrols, ambulances and rescue patrols immediately rushed to the scene.
The dead body of the deceased was taken to the hospital while the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The accident file was referred to the authorities to complete the legal proceedings.
Bourguiba stressed that the department was intensifying internal and external road controls, especially near schools, to prevent traffic congestion and to enhance the flow of traffic during peak times.
Recently a vehicle was gutted in a collision between three vehicles in Abu Dhabi due to the driver not leaving enough distance and not focusing on the road, said Lieutenant Colonel Gaber Saidan Al Mansouri, Head of Accident Investigation Department, Abu Dhabi Traffic Department.
The Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations Command and Control Centre received a tipoff on Sunday on the collision. Civil Defence teams, ambulances and police patrols instantly rushed to the scene and handled the incident promptly.
Mansouri called on motorists to commit to safe driving and attention, and to abide by traffic laws and rules to avoid traffic accidents, to preserve the safety of road users.
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This came as part of a partnership agreement signed by Dubai Police and the Company on organising the transporting, impounding, managing and guarding of light and heavy civilian vehicles required to be impounded in the emirate of Dubai.
A 5-car pile up occurred on the road between Fujairah and Qadfaa when a vehicle driven by a UAE national on the way from Fujairah towards Qadfaa veered off and jumped off to the opposite lane leading to the city of Fujairah, according to Brigadier Dr Ali Rashid Bin Awash Al Yamahi.
An Indian girl, Zulfa Bidol Asghar Yaseen, two, died in an intensive care unit at the Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday. The girl succumbed to her serious injuries she sustained in a traffic accident that took place recently when she was with her mother and father, an imam of a mosque in the emirate, who was driving the car.
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