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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Passenger dies after car flips in attempt to avoid stray animal

Lexus overturns, killing one and injuring six, after motorist attempts to avoid running over creature on road

The driver of this Lexus flipped the car in trying to avoid hitting an animal on the road, while driving towards Hamriyah in Sharjah. Courtesy Sharjah Police
The driver of this Lexus flipped the car in trying to avoid hitting an animal on the road, while driving towards Hamriyah in Sharjah. Courtesy Sharjah Police

One worker died and six others were injured when a driver swerved to avoid hitting a stray animal on Monday.

The seven workers, of Asian and African origin, were in a Lexus on Al Hamriyah, Umm Al Quwain Road, at 7.45am, when an animal ran onto the road.

In an attempt to avoid hitting it, the driver swerved but accidentally overturned the car. The impact killed one of the passengers and injured the other six occupants.

Ambulance crews took the workers to Khalifa Hospital in Ajman where one was pronounced dead and the others were treated for "minor to moderate" injuries.

Col Ali Al Jallaf, director of Al Hamriya Police Station, reminded motorists be stay focused on the road and to always wear their seat belts.

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