5-year-old student dies after being run over near his school in Fujairah
24 Oct 2021
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Mohammed Al Waseela, Staff Reporter
A five-year-old student died on Sunday morning after he was run over in front of his school building in the Al Sharia suburb, Fujairah.
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.
As he was about to cross the road towards the school door, the child was run over by a car driven by an Arab national. The child was rushed to the Fujairah Hospital but succumbed to his serious injuries an hour and a half later, Al Dhanhani said.
The unfortunate accident took place mainly due to negligence on the part of both the parent and the driver, Al Dhanhani added, calling on parents to pay due attention to protect their children and follow the observed safety requirements when entering and leaving schools.