The damaged truck at the accident site in Fujairah.
An Asian trucker died after his vehicle had flipped over on Yabsa Road, one of the roads established by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in Fujairah for trucks.
Brigadier General Ali Rashid Bin Awash Al Yamahi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department of Fujairah Police said the accident took place at 11:30pm on Monday.
The truck that was loaded with cement and was heading to Fujairah Port from Masafi, when it turned over at Yabsa round about due to excessive speed.
The driver sustained serious injuries and was stuck inside the truck.
The Civil Defense teams with traffic patrols had to cut open the cabin to extract the driver, but by the time the driver had passed away.
The deceased was transferred to Fujairah Hospital to complete the legal procedures.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver who died was responsible for the incident. He hit the second car parked near the coast. Both the cars then fell into the lagoon.
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