x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Teen brothers killed after their car overturns and hits tree

Police said the driver was driving well over the speed limit and lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road.

It was not clear whether they were wearing seat belts.
It was not clear whether they were wearing seat belts.

AL AIN // Two teenage brothers died on Saturday when their speeding car crashed into a tree.

Col Hamad Nasser, the head of traffic in the external regions for Abu Dhabi Police, said the Emirati driver, SS, 19, was travelling well above the speed limit as he drove along the middle lane between the Al Dhahab and Al Ne'ma roundabouts.

He lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road, careering about 78 metres along the hard shoulder before hitting the kerb, rolling over and crashing into the tree.

SS and his brother AS, 17, died instantly. Their friend MS was badly injured and was taken to Tawam Hospital.

It was not clear whether they were wearing seat belts.

Dubai Police reported one dead and four injured in accidents over the weekend.

In the early hours of Saturday, a speeding car overturned on the Dubai Bypass Road going towards Sharjah.

The driver, an Emirati man, and his passenger were suffered moderate injuries and were transferred to hospital.

Two trucks collided later that day on the same road, seriously injuring one of the drivers who was taken to Rashid Hospital.

A man died on Friday after being hit by a vehicle in Rashidiya about 1pm.

Police did not provide any further details.

On Thursday, a man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car at the junction of Al Wasl and Al Thanya roads at about 4.30pm. He was taken to Rashid Hospital.

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