VIDEO: 3 die after man driving in wrong direction causes car collision in UAQ - GulfToday

VIDEO: 3 die after man driving in wrong direction causes car collision in UAQ


Police and national ambulance arrive at the accident site.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Three people were killed as a result of a collision between two cars that took place at dawn in Umm Al Quwain on Sunday. The driver of one of the cars, who caused the collision, was driving in wrong direction on a one-way road. The man held a Comoros nationality and was 55 years old.

The driver of the other car and his companion were Emiratis in their twenties.

According to Colonel Saeed Obaid Bin Aran, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at Umm Al Quwain Police, a report was received by the operations room at 1:30am on Sunday that an accident took place on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road between Exit 113 and Exit 116.

Police patrols as well as national ambulance and civil defence teams rushed to the scene of the accident and transported the deceased to the hospital, he added.

UAQ-accident-2 Police cordoned off the crash site in Umm Al Quwain.

He pointed out that the driver who caused the collision was recklessly driving his car at an excessive speed on the highway and against the direction of the street.


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He collided with a vehicle containing two people, coming from Dubai and heading to Ras Al Khaimah. Approximately 6,000 accidents were reported in August 2020, with more than 1000 of them reported via the police app.

The increase in usage of the Rafid Accident Unit smart application is namely due to the ease and speed of use of the application. It is accessible to all smartphones and various operational systems, and drivers are able to photograph their vehicles themselves and send accident reports directly.

The driver's licence and vehicle numbers details can quickly be uploaded, and therefore the overall procedure can be completed faster.

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