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By Staff Reporter
The Dubai Police arrested a GCC national driver who fled the scene after killing a woman in a hit-and-run case in less than 12 hours.
Although the surveillance cameras did not capture the vehicle’s plate number, the officers nabbed the suspect shortly after the accident was reported.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, Dubai Police, said, the control room received a tip-off regarding a woman being severely injured and found in the Jumeirah 2 area.
The traffic patrol, an ambulance and paramedics were rushed to the spot.
The victim, an Asian woman, was taken to Rashid Hospital but did not survive due to severe injuries.
After the woman was run over by the car while crossing a street, she had hit her head on the pavement and died on the spot.
The driver fled the scene, leaving a part of his Nissan Partol vehicle behind.
Al Jallaf said that the team investigating the crime scene, found a CCTV footage from a nearby apartment complex.
The footage shows the victim crossing the road near a speed bump and the driver, who was driving in full speed, failed to slow down.
"We were able to identify the suspect after further investigation and arrest him at his residence."
"An on-site inspection of his vehicle revealed that the right side of the front car was seriously damaged and the bumper on the left side had fallen off."
"Accordingly, the car was confiscated and handed over to the General Department of Forensic and Criminology to collect evidence and follow the necessary procedures," Al Jallaf added.
Al Jallaf confirmed that the circumstances surrounding the accident were difficult to investigate due to lack of evidences and enough information on the vehicle and its owner.
"All drivers must observe traffic rules and regulations, always be attentive on the road, and never escape the scene if involved in an accident," Al Jallaf pointed out.
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