Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Girl dies in run over accident in Ras Al Khaimah

Girl, 11, hit by car dies of her injuries in hospital

A girl has died after being hit by a car in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday night.

The Asian girl, 11, was walking on a dirt path before she crossed on to an "internal road" when an Emirati man, 23, ran her over.

Col Ahmed Al Naqbi, acting director general of RAK police said the man was not paying attention while driving. Police were called at 8.30pm and the girl was taken to hospital — where she died of her injuries.

Her body has been released to her family and the case has been handed over to prosecutors, Col Al Naqbi said.

*This story has been amended since original publication based on new information from police.

Updated: April 13, 2019 03:24 PM