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10 December 2023

Eyewitness recounts: 'Car ripped through his body'

By Mohammed Al Sadafy and Joseph George

Eyewitnesses of Friday’s disastrous road accident that led to the tragic death of two Indian men in Dubai’s Al Warqa area were still in shock two days after the accident

On the morning of Friday, December 23, a Dubai Police security camera at the traffic signal recorded the horrifying accident in which a car, being driven at a speed of almost 200kmph by a 16-year-old boy, literally mowed down two Indian workers crossing the street, killing them instantly.

Eyewitnesses still shudder to recall the gruesome accident at the traffic light near the Warqa-Mirdif intersection. “The men were killed while they were trying to cross the road,” a staff member of the nearby Enoc petrol station told Emirates 24|7.

“One died [on-the-spot] after the right side of his body was completely crushed. His head was severely damaged,” he said.

“The other guy’s leg was severed from the body. The car ripped through his body in an instant,” he added. “The rest of his body flew on top of the car and was driven for a few hundred metres before it fell over,” he recalled.

According to him, the accident occurred around 7.30am. “It was too shocking. I wasn’t able to eat anything for the rest of the day,” he added.

“Police and ambulances rushed to the spot immediately,” he added. The petrol station employee who did not want to be identified said the car that was involved in the accident was a Nissan.

Dubai Police in a statement said a security camera at the traffic signal helped them trace the vehicle and arrest the driver of the vehicle.

Emirates 24|7 spoke to some construction workers in the area who said minor road accidents in Warqa are a regular feature.

“The area is still being developed. Many streets still don’t have pavements. The residents mostly move around in cars. It is mostly us workers who go around walking and at times on bicycles,” said Iqbal MK. He was riding his bicycle to his worksite on Friday morning when he found the road blocked, following the accident.

“There were many ambulances and police cars. Traffic from all sides was blocked for almost 15 to 20 minutes following the accident,” he added.

Earlier story

Caught on camera: Speeding teen ‘rips apart’ two to death

Two Indian men crossing the road in Warqa area in Dubai were crushed to death by a car driven by a 16-year-old boy without licence at a high speed, press reports said on Monday.

A film shot by security cameras installed by the Roads and Transport Authority showed the boy was driving at an extremely high speed when he knocked the two over and caused parts of his car to scatter in the place.

Eye witnesses said the two victims were ripped apart by the impact as the driver fled the scene just after the accident on Friday morning.

But a few hours later, police managed to seize the boy at home in Dubai and found the affected car hidden inside the house. The boy told police the car belongs to his elder brother, who said its key was stolen by his brother.

“The boy was referred to the prosecution at the traffic department on charges of causing deaths, fleeing the accident scene and driving without a licence. His brother was also referred to the prosecution for allowing his young brother to drive his car without a licence,” said Brigadier Khalil Al Mansoori, director of Dubai’s criminal investigation department.

Quoted by 'Al Ittihad' newspaper, police said residents of the area told them that they had seen that boy driving his car at high speed many times.