x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 September 2017

Girl, 8, run over and killed in hit and run accident in Sharjah

Man is arrested after witnesses report seeing driver flee the scene

The vehicle was left at the scene after the driver fled
The vehicle was left at the scene after the driver fled

SHARJAH// A man has been arrested after fleeing a hit and run crash that killed eight-year-old girl in Sharjah.

Major Alai Al Naqbi, director of traffic and patrol department, said: “The police operation room received a call on Monday at 4pm reporting the death of a young girl after she was hit by a vehicle in Al Sabkha area. The motorist fled the scene.”

Major Al Naqbi said that police dispatched an ambulance and a team of officers to the scene of incident.

“A police team formed to investigate the incident and trace the owner of the vehicle,” Major Al Naqbi said.

“Suspect arrested three hours after the incident was reported. The suspect, an Asian, in his 30s, was referred to Al Wasit Police Station to take the necessary action,” Major Al Naqbi said.  

Major Al Naqbi urged residents to abide by traffic rules.