Tuesday, 24 September 2019 03:39 GMT

Filipina dies, friend injured in UAE hit-and-run accident

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A young Filipina expat has died in a hit-and-run incident in UAE.

A Filipina succumbed to fatal injuries she received after a car ran her over late at night - two days ago - at Shamal intersection in Ras Al Khaimah.
A friend of the victim, who was crossing the road with her, also sustained several serious injuries.
Sources at Saqr hospital said the mishap took place on Friday.
"Two young Filipinas were seriously injured after a car ran over them."
One of them was gravely injured while the other was declared dead at the hospital, they added.
"The second woman sustained serious injuries in her chest and was admitted to the intensive care unit."
The central operations room - after being alerted - immediately dispatched traffic patrols, ambulances, paramedics and rescue teams to the reported site.
"The duo was shifted to Saqr hospital for treatment and medical care, but one of them could not make it and was shortly after declared dead."
The case was referred to the concerned bodies for investigation to determine the causes behind the fatal accident.
Ras Al Khaimah Police urge pedestrians to cross the road from designated areas, particularly during night because of poor visibility.

"They should also make sure the road is clear and safe to cross. Drivers also need to observe speed limit and be focused on the road."
Pedestrians and bikers should always be given priority on the road, mainly on the zebra crossings.
"A fine of Dh500 and six black points shall be imposed on any driver who doesn't give priority to pedestrians, as per Article 43 of the federal traffic laws."
A 31-year-old Asian man was killed in June this year after a 39-year-old Gulf national, driving a white Nissan Patrol, ran over him on in Ras Al Khaimah.
An 11-year-old Asian teenager, in April this year, was killed when an SUV car driven by a 23-year-old Emirati young man ran him over.

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.


Filipina dies, friend injured in UAE hit-and-run accident

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