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An Asian driver killed a four-year-old boy when he knocked him over while he was playing with his sister near their house in the eastern oasis town of Al Ain, the Arabic language daily Alittihad said on Sunday.
Instead of stopping and taking the boy to the hospital, the driver sped away but was seized by police nearly five hours after the accident.
“The car struck the child in the head, killing him instantly…instead of stopping and taking the boy to the hospital, the driver fled,” Alittihad said, quoting Captain Saif Mohammed Al Amri, head of Al Ain traffic investigation section.
He said passers by could not take the van’s number but police acted on descriptions of the vehicle by witnesses.
“Police faced difficulty in finding the car…but within five hours, they succeeded in seizing the driver…examination showed there were traces of the child’s blood on the car,” he said.
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