x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Young sisters die in crash

Two Emirati girls were killed and another was injured in a car accident on Sunday, police say.

ABU DHABI // Two young Emirati sisters were killed and another injured after their car swerved off the road in Al Wathba on Sunday, police said yesterday.

Sisters A, 12, and J, 13, were killed in the accident. No further details of their injuries were available last night. Their sister SM, 16, who was driving, is being treated in Al Mafraq hospital.

Police reports said the accident occurred about dawn near Al Wathba bridge.

Officials said the car was speeding, causing S M to lose control and the car to swerve into a metal barrier in the middle of the road.

The car then bounced away and hit a nearby palm tree, which fell but missed the car, said Col Hamad al Bloushi, the head of exterior areas traffic for Abu Dhabi Police.

hdajani@thenational.ae