Driver burned alive in horrific UAE truck collision

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) An Asian truck driver succumbed to his injuries after two trucks collided and caught fire along Emirates roadon Sundaynight.

The accident occurred due to speeding and inattentive driving.

The RAK Police central operations room dispatched traffic patrols, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the site in record time.

"One of the drivers involved in the accident did not make it and was burnt to death," said Col Ahmed Al Samm Al Naqbi, director of the traffic and patrols department of the RAK police.

"The corpse of the deceased was delivered to the hospital morgue and then kept for burial by relatives. The other driver was admitted to the hospital for medical care and treatment."

Al Naqbi urged drivers practice care while driving on the road and observe traffic rules and regulations.

"Extra caution should be taken while driving at night due to poor visibility," he said.

"Speeding is the cause of several deadly accidents along RAK's roads."

Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.


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