Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Gardener jailed over car crash on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

The pedestrian NJ was drinking water outside a villa when a car driven by RS, a 37-year-old gardener from Pakistan, ran into him.

DUBAI // A driver who hit a man on the Palm Jumeirah was today sentenced to two years in prison.

The pedestrian NJ was drinking water outside a villa when a car driven by RS, a 37-year-old gardener from Pakistan, ran into him.

"I woke up to find myself in hospital," said the pedestrian, who was left with what medical reports described as a permanent five per cent disability in his leg.

The car also crashed into the nearby villa, knocking into a tree and two light poles and causing Dh500 worth of damage. Its owner, an American engineer, was not at home at the time.

The gardener's boss, SH, 37, told him that he would lose his job as the villa owner had requested - and the gardener responded by insulting his boss's mother and assaulting him.

The gardener denied charges of reckless driving and assault at the Dubai Criminal Court, but a waiver he presented was dismissed as it was signed by someone other than the victims. He will be deported after completing the prison term.


Back to the top

More articles

Editor's Picks

 Lionel Richie performed many of his hits from the 1970s and 1980s at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Jaime Puebla / The National

Lionel Richie dishes out the hits to Dubai crowd

At his Dubai concert on Thursday, Richie greeted the audience with “Yalla habibi” – a statement of intent as his energy rarely let up.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 Roberto Martinez is daring Everton to dream. Paul Ellis / AFP

Martinez v Moyes is a clash of purist v puritan

Roberto Martinez’s positivity made him the perfect choice in 2013 to manage Everton and to build on the solid foundations David Moyes had left.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 An Egyptian Orthodox Christian priest give communion during the Palm Sunday service inCairo, Egypt. Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP

Region in focus - April 18, 2014

The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National