x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Widower loses attempt to sue RAK government for wife's death

Man claimed his wife and daughter were killed in a car crash because the road was littered with building material.

ABU DHABI // A man who tried to sue RAK Municipality and the Ministry of Interior after his wife and daughter were killed in a car crash has had his case rejected by the Federal Supreme Court.

His family was killed after their car overturned in Asfani Valley in RAK.

The man had filed a lawsuit against both parties claiming material and moral damages to the tune of Dh800,000 because, he said, the road was littered with building materials that caused the car to turn over and crash in the valley.

He also claimed police units and rescuers were slow to respond to the scene of the crash.

Various courts looked into the case and all ruled against the plaintiff's claim. His final appeal was to the Federal Supreme Court, which upheld the original ruling.

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