x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Man killed when his car hit tree

Emirati hit tree after swerving into the road's median divider.

DUBAI // An Emirati was killed instantly when his car crashed into a tree on Abu Hail Road in Deira yesterday morning.

A female passenger was rushed to Rashid Hospital suffering severe injuries. Her identity is not yet known.

The head of prosecution for traffic offences, Salah Bu Farousha, said reports by Al Muraqqabat police station suggested the 37-year-old driver hit the tree about 3.30am after swerving into the road's median divider.

He said there had been eight deaths in traffic accidents in the emirate in March. Four of the dead were Emiratis.

salamir@thenational.ae