Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Hit-and-run arrest after Burjuman accident

A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left a woman and her child seriously injured.

DUBAI // Police have arrested a man in connection with a hit-and-run accident at the Burjuman Centre car park last week.

A woman and her child were seriously injured in the accident at 7.20pm on July 12, according to the Deputy Chief Traffic Prosecutor, Mohammed Al Nuaimi.

"The driver, a 29-year-old Iraqi man, hit the woman and her child after he drove recklessly and ignored the safety regulations in the shopping centre's parking lot, causing the child serious injuries," he said. "After committing the felony, the driver fled the scene. His car was recovered parked outside the mall."

The man was arrested on Sunday after Dubai Police Criminal Investigation Department officers located him at his home.

He confessed to the crime, according to traffic prosecutor Ammar Al Dhanhani, who added: "In his testimony he claimed that he fled the scene because he was confused and scared."

The man has been remanded in custody for seven days. Prosecutors have requested Al Refaa police station provide an updated report on the child's physical condition.

amustafa@thenational.ae

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

Have a catchy caption for this picture. Share it with us and we might publish it and reward you.

 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National