x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Emirati pedestrian killed in Ajman accident

The 38-year-old man was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

SHARJAH // A 38-year-old Emirati man was knocked over and killed by a car in Ajman today while two fuel tankers were involved in separate accidents within minutes of each other in Sharjah.

The Emirati pedestrian was walking in the Jurf area when he was knocked down at around 11am. Police took the injured man to Sheikh Khalifa hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Dr Abdul Kareem Al Halimi, director of the hospital's emergency and ambulance section, said the man has been identified as HS, aged 38.

The first fuel truck accident happened on bridge number one on Al Dhaid Road in Sharjah when a tanker collided with a concrete mixer truck and a 4x4 car at 1.45pm.

Two people suffered minor injuries and were taken to Al Qassimi hospital for treatment, said Major Khaled Al Kayi, director of awareness and media section at Sharjah Police Traffic Department.

The accident caused long tailbacks of traffic along Al Dhaid Road as well as Airport Road as police cordoned off several lanes to remove debris from the crash.

The second accident occurred on Maleha Road at 1.50pm when a truck carrying diesel collided with two saloon cars. There were no injuries.

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