x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Two young men killed in rain-slicked Emirates Road crash

The accident happened in Umm al Quwain at about 1pm today as the Emirati men were nearing exit 110 heading toward Sharjah.

UMM AL QUWAIN // Two Emirati men died after losing control of their car on a rainy and slippery Emirates Road, police said.

The accident happened about 1pm as the men were near exit 110 heading toward Sharjah.

The men, identified as YA, 19, the driver, and MS, 17, his friend who was a passenger, were overspeeding and suddenly lost control in a road turn, causing their car to flip over the road barrier and eject its occupants, according to police.

The car settled in a sandy area about 250 meters from the bodies, said Major Saeed Obaid, director of the traffic department at the Umm Al Quwain police station.

He said the driver died on the spot, and the passenger died on his way to UAQ hospital. Maj Obaid also said the two men were not wearing seat belts and were overspeeding on a road that was slippery with rain.

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