Emirati dies in RAK car accident

The 20-year-old was killed when he tried to overtake the car in front of him by driving into a lane of oncoming traffic.

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RAS AL KHAIMAH // A 20-year-old Emirati man has died and three people have been injured in an accident involving four vehicles in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday night.

R M A was driving along Fujairah Masafi Road, a two-way road, when he tried to overtake the car in front of him by driving into a lane of oncoming traffic, said Col Ali Saeed Al Alkeem, Head of Traffic and Patrols for Ras Al Kahimah Police.

Despite efforts to avoid him, 20-year-old Emirati, A A A, who was driving in the correct direction in the opposite lane, hit R M A. R M A swerved and was hit by two water lorries, Col Al Alkeem said.

R M A was killed on impact while A A A and the two lorry drivers sustained minor injuries.

Col Al Alkeem offered his condolences to the family of R M A and asked motorists to adhere to road traffic signs and to drive with care to ensure safety for all road users.

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