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What killed Emirati driver: speed or heart attack

By Staff

An Emirati man suffered from heart attack as he was driving on a motorway between Dubai and the eastern oasis town of Al Ain.

He phoned his brother and instead of stopping for help, he pressed the accelerator and apparently raced towards a hospital. But the man never reached hospital as he lost control of the car and died inside it.

Authorities are still probing the accident that occurred five days ago to determine whether speed or the heart attack killed the man.

Police said the vehicle was travelling at a high speed when it suddenly veered to the left, hit cement block barriers and veered beck to the right lane before swerving out of the road and flying towards a bridge.

“The strange thing is that there was no reaction from the driver according to eye witnesses…our men had to intervene to pull the body out of the vehicle,” Dubai traffic police chief Major General Mohammed Al Zafeen said.

“We are still investigating the accident…we have learned that the victim had phoned his brother while driving and told him that he had a heart attack…his brother phoned the police operations and told them about the call…he said he had through his brother would stop and wait for the ambulance.”

Zafeen said the victim could have died before the accident occurred adding that this explains that fact that there was no reaction on his part.