A seven-month-old-baby girl died in a traffic accident in Jumeirah Palm ISland on Friday morning. The mother was injured in the mishap while the driver escpaed unhurt.
The baby's father was arrested and later released on bail on humanitarian grounds, according to media reports.
The 28-year-old mother was sitting in the front seat and the baby was asleep in her lap.The baby's 31-year-old father, who was at the wheels, was allegedly speeding and lost control of the vehicle. The car hit the concrete barriers on the road. Under that impact, the baby's head hit the dashboard leading to her death.
'Gulf News' quoted Chief Traffic Prosecutor Salah Bu Farousha, Head of Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution (TPP), as saying, "the father is responsible for the accident because his car lacked a special baby seat and he was speeding and drove inattentively."
The Public Prosecution ordered that the child's dad be released on humanitarian grounds.