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Boy, 12, dies after car driven by 13-year old crashes in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

RAK Police urge families to monitor kids as vehicle was driven by a child without licence

Ras Al Khaimah: A 12-year-old Emirati boy died and two others, aged 13 and 11, received serious and minor injures, respectively, in a crash last week.

The accident occurred on Thursday evening in Al Ghail area of Ras Al Khaimah, due to the crash of the vehicle driven by the 13-year-old child, who does not hold a driver’s licence.

Brigadier Dr. Mohammad Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of Central Operations at Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the operations room received a report at 8:30pm on Thursday evening about the deviation of a vehicle on an unpaved and unlit street in Al Ghail area. This was located within the Southern belt areas in Ras Al Khaimah.

Police patrols and the national ambulance immediately rushed to the site of the accident. It was evident that the vehicle was driven by one of the three children crashed after it suddenly veered from its lane, resulting in the death of a 12-year-old child and the injury of the driver, aged 13.

The body of the deceased and the injured were immediately transferred to the Al Dhaid Governmental Hospital in Sharjah, where the driver was admitted to the intensive care unit, while appropriate treatment was provided to the other injured child, who was later discharged. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family for burial.

Brigadier Al Humaidi stressed the need for parents to fulfil their responsibilities towards their children and not allow them to drive vehicles before obtaining driving licences that qualify them for the purpose to prevent the recurrence of such unfortunate traffic accidents that claim the lives of innocent people. He pointed out that driving a vehicle without obtaining a licence is an explicit violation of traffic regulations and exposes the perpetrator to legal accountability and the consequent penalties.

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