The car in Ras Al Khaimah Police custody.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
An Asian man, 28, was killed on the spot after being run over by a vehicle driven by an Emirati, 40, on the extension of the Al Wakalat Street in Ras Al Khaimah late on Tuesday.
According to Brigadier Ahmed Al Sam Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, the accident took place at 10:15pm when the young man was crossing the street from a no pedestrian crossing. The Emirati driver was surprised by the young man crossing the street and could not avoid hitting him, he added, noting that the young man succumbed to his serious injuries.
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Al Naqbi pointed out that police patrols and a national ambulance rushed to the scene of the accident and transferred the body to the hospital for delivery to the victim’s parents. The concerned traffic authority conducted further investigations before referring the file of the accident to the competent authorities, he said.
Al Naqbi called on the public and pedestrians to cross roads from zebra crossings for their safety. He also called on drivers to be attentive while driving and abide by the speed limits.
The 13-year-old boy was driving the vehicle. The teen did not have a driving licence.
The deceased was paid the last honours in Julphar area in Ras Al Khaimah and was buried in Al Hudaiba graveyard after the funeral prayers were performed after Zohr prayers on Tuesday.
The man was immediately airlifted to Al Fujairah hospital.
Sources familiar with the details of the accident said that it occurred on Monday afternoon, as a result of a malfunction in the bus's brakes, which led it to collide with a bridge, according to local media.
Mariam Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the Arab League, represented the UAE during the signing ceremony.
They prayed to Allah Almighty to perpetuate the blessings of security and stability, and to revisit the fasting month with more goodness, progress, and prosperity for the UAE and its people.
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