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Emirati teens’ car stunt goes wrong, one killed

The tow truck takes away the damaged car.

Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

An Emirati young man, Mansour MZS, 17, was killed on Saturday when the vehicle driven by his companion overturned on Shaam beach while he was performing stunts, around 40 kilometres to the north of the emirate.

The driver, also 17, who did not hold a driving licence, sustained moderate injuries.

Tariq Ali Saeed Al Shehhi, the maternal uncle of the deceased, pointed out that the brother of the deceased, who was then 20 years old, was killed in another traffic accident before less than one year.  

Paradoxically, Mansour was in his brother’s car in last year’s accident, in which Mansour’s brother was killed while Mansour survived. It is noteworthy that last year’s accident took place in the same month of February 2020.

The damaged car lies near the accident site.

According to Al Shehhi, the family has still two other sons, the eldest and the youngest, while the parents of the two victims are currently in a difficult psychological state but are gradually recovering from the shock of losing two sons in almost one year.

Brigadier Ahmed Al Sam Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the operations room received a report about a car that had overturned when the driver wanted to show off on Shaam beach.

As a result of the accident, the driver’s companion succumbed to his serious injuries while the driver was moderately injured.

Both the victim and the injured driver were taken to the Shaam Hospital, where the victim was handed over to his family, while the injured driver was taken to the Saqr Government Hospital in Ras Al Khaim City for medical treatment.

Al Naqbi called on parents never to allow their children to drive cars before they obtain a driver's license. He also called on them to instill the value of respecting traffic laws in the hearts of their children and urge them to avoid show-off driving, which threatens their lives and endanger the safety of others.

He stressed the keenness of Ras Al Khaimah Police on spreading traffic culture and awareness among all segments of society with a view to curbing hazardous accidents.

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