x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Man killed in Al Ain car crash

A Filipino passenger was killed when the vehicle he was riding in veered across traffic and rolled over in Al Ain.

ABU DHABI // A man was killed and two passengers were injured in a car crash in Al Ain at the weekend, traffic police said yesterday.

A Filipino passenger was killed when the vehicle, which was owned by an unnamed company, veered off the road and rolled over several times before stopping on the right shoulder. The car had been travelling north "in the fast lane" in the Al Wajn district, a statement from the Abu Dhabi traffic department said.

The Pakistani driver was severely injured and an India passenger sustained moderate injuries.

Police attribute the accident to driver distraction after speaking with the survivors. The driver was speaking to one of the passengers while driving, said Col Hamad Al Baloushi, the head of traffic in the external regions at Abu Dhabi Police.

Police did not provide more details. It was not clear if other cars were involved or if there were more than three people in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

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