x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Nurses die in crash on way to hospital

Two nurses are killed in a road crash while rushing to hospital. It is understood they were responding to an emergency call.

The scene of the fatal crash.
The scene of the fatal crash.

DUBAI // Two nurses were killed in a road crash yesterday while rushing to hospital. It is understood they were responding to an emergency call. The collision, which occurred at about 3am at the junction of Damascus and Amman roads in Al Nahda, happened as the women, both Indian, were travelling to the Zulekha Hospital in the same district. Dubai Police said they were in a car being driven by one of the nurses' husbands when it went through a red light. The vehicle crashed into another car, which caused it to flip.

The nurses, aged 33 and 30, were both from the Kerala area of India. The 30-year-old's husband, who was driving, sustained moderate injuries, while the driver of the other car, identified by the police as a UAE national named MZ, was unhurt. Community members said that the two women had young children and had been living in the UAE for a while, where they had many relatives. pmenon@thenational.ae