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03 March 2024

Filipino falls off 'hoverboard' in Mushrif Park in Dubai, dies

By Staff

A Filipino died after falling off his hoverboard (hands-free Segway) after banging into a pole at a public park in Dubai, according to a top police official.

The incident took place last week, when the man lost his balance while involved in stunt performance and hit a power pole in Mushrif Park, Colonel Saif Al Mazroui, Dubai's traffic police chief, said.

He noted that the Federal Traffic Council had issued a decision banning the use of air wheels on UAE roads given their high risks.

"There have also been similar accidents that caused injuries to their users,” he told ‘Emarat Al Youm’ daily.

Note: The image used with this article earlier was of Mushrif Central Park in Abu Dhabi, and not of Mushrif Park in Dubai. The error is regretted.