Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

RAK police arrest suspect in car crash that killed two Emirati brothers

Police say the motorist braked abruptly and caused the driver of the other car to swerve and crash into a road barrier

The driver believed to be responsible for the deaths of two Emirati brothers and injuring four women from the same family in a car accident in Ras Al Khaimah has been arrested.

On Wednesday, police said the 38-year-old Pakistani motorist was driving on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road when he braked suddenly.

The woman driving the family car panicked and swerved off the road to avoid him, slamming into a road barrier and flipping the car several times.

The impact of the crash killed the two men, aged 23 and 11, instantly while the four women were seriously hurt and rushed to hospital.

Three teams from Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain traffic police worked together to track down and arrest the driver, who works as a security guard at a building in Ras Al Khaimah.

“The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution to complete the legal procedures and take the necessary action against the Asian driver who caused the accident,” said Brig Ahmed Al Naqbi, director of traffic and patrols department at RAK Police.

He also called on motorists to abide by traffic laws and speed limits to avoid such accidents.

Updated: October 31, 2019 12:33 PM

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