x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Man killed in two-car crash in Al Ain

An unidentified man was killed instantly in a two-car crash on the truck road to Al Ain today, traffic police said.

ABU DHABI // An unidentified man was killed instantly in a two-car crash on the truck road to Al Ain today, traffic police said.

Police said the man, believed to be Egyptian, crashed his Nissan Patrol into a 200-gallon water tank lorry at high speeds. The speeding 4x4 was attempting to overtake the truck illegally at the end of a slope when the crash occurred. The vehicle tipped over, and an investigation is ongoing.

"We're really saddened that we've lost a man's life on the road. He was speeding - a human error," said Col Hamad Nasser Al Baloushi, director of traffic for the Abu Dhabi external regions.

A passenger in the victim's vehicle, a Bangladeshi, was severely injured. The lorry's driver, from Pakistan, was treated for minor injuries.

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