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Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
An Omani man, 50, was killed in a tragic run-over accident on Tuesday late. The accident that took place on Al Oraibi St, Ras Al Khaimah, was committed by a 16-year-old teenager, who does not hold a driver because he is underage.
The victim was transferred to Saqr Governmental Hospital, while he was in a critical condition. He passed away later, according to official sources in the emirate.
Col. Walid Kanfash, Head of Al Mamoura Comprehensive Police Station, said, “The teenager driver who caused the accident surrendered to Ras Al Khaimah Police at about 1.40am, after he fled the scene.
“The medical team at the hospital strived to save life of the victim, to no avail, as his wounds were critical,” medical sources said.
Brig. Gen. Mohammed Saeed Al-Humaidi, Director General of Central Operations at Ras Al Khaimah Police, stated that the parents who allow their children to drive vehicles before their legal age and without obtaining a driver’s licence reflects lack of their awareness, despite the awareness campaigns provided by the police.
The police constantly warn of such a state of indifference that still prevails over some parents, urging them to consider the seriousness of these conducts, which could claim lives of their children.
A recent report said some 457,154 drivers benefited from the “Traffic Fines Settlement Initiative” launched on 7th February, 2019, by the Dubai Police General Command, for not breaking the traffic law and received discounts of up to 25 per cent on their fines, totalling 1,260,046, in return.
Dubai Police said the discount is being offered to reduce the financial burden on motorists and also encourage them to adhere to traffic regulations.
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.
A 31-year-old Asian cyclist was killed due to his severe injuries after being run over by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old GCC national on a road in Ras Al Khaimah.
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.
Four people were killed and a fifth sustained minor injuries in a collision that involved two vehicles in Al Nasseriya in Al Ain. As a result of the collision, one of the vehicles overturned and hit a lamp-post causing the death of the driver and his companion. The other vehicle hit two women while crossing the street from a zebra crossing at the collision scene.
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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said that earlier Dr Siddiqui had reservations over filing the mercy petition, but now she has signed it and the petition was being sent to the US president through the jail authorities.