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08 June 2023

Emirati killed as car crashes into power pole

By Staff

A 20-year-old Emirati man was killed and two Bahraini friends were injured, one seriously when their four-wheel car rammed into a power pole in Fujairah.

The Emirati driver and his friends were travelling from Dubai to Fujairah when he lost control of his Nissan Patrol vehicle and crashed into the steel barrier and a power pole in the middle of the road on Nujeimat street in the eastern emirate.
The driver, identified as ASH, died instantly after his head was crushed in the impact while his 28-year-old Bahraini friend suffered serious injuries and had his leg amputated. The third man suffered medium injuries, police said without identifying the cause of the accident.
Kid killed, another seriously hurt in road crash
A 12-year-old Emirati boy was killed and his elder friend was serious injured after they were hit by a car while on their motorcycle in Fujairah.
The two were coming from Khorfakkan when their motorcycle slid and rammed into the metal barrier on the pavement before it bounced back on the road.
A car which was coming on that road crashed into the two, killing the little boy and seriously injuring the other one, 15.
“The car fled and we are still searching for it…the boy is in hospital with fractures all over his body,” Fujeirah police chief Brigadier Mohammed Al Kaabi said, quoted by the semi official Arabic language daily Alittihad.
388 cars seized in Al Ain for having 24 black points
Traffic police in the eastern oasis town of Al Ain impounded 388 cars in September after their drivers piled up more than 24 black points because of excessive road violations.
Police said the offences by those motorists involved reckless driving, jumping the red lights, driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to stop after causing an accident, going in the wrong direction and other violations.
“The confiscation of cars exceeding the black point limit is a measure intended to deter drivers from violating traffic rules,” Al Ain traffic police chief
Major Matar Al Muhairi said, quoted by the Arabic language daily Alittihad.
He said offending cars are impounded for two weeks in the first case and one month is the drivers exceed the black point limit again.