x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Emirati man dies in Dubai road crash

A 34-year-old man is being detained after he was involved in an accident in Al Qusais that killed his younger passenger.

DUBAI // A man was killed in a road accident in Al Qusais early this morning.

The 24 year old Emirati man, who has not been identified, was a passenger in a car that swerved into a service road near Halab Street at 3.30am, hitting a parking meter and crashing into several shop fronts.

The 34-year-old Emirati driver survived the accident and is being detained pending investigations, according to Chief Dubai Traffic Prosecutor, Salah Bu Faroosha.

"We are reviewing the CCTV camera footage from the traffic camera system to evaluate the situation of how the accident occurred," he said, adding that it was the sixth fatal traffic accident this year, most of which were caused by speeding.

"We urge drivers to follow traffic and safety rules to avoid being prosecuted and causing deaths on the roads," he said.

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