One-year-old Emirati boy killed in UAE road accident

Boy was hit by car after running onto road in Talaa neighbourhood in Sharjah.

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SHARJAH // A one-year-old Emirati boy was run over and killed by a car in the Talaa area of Sharjah.

The accident happened yesterday around midday after the boy left his family's villa and ran out into the road, a police spokesman said.

The car's driver, together with the boy's relatives, took him to the nearby Al Qassimi hospital where he was admitted to the intensive care unit.

"He had severe wounds on most of his body and despite all efforts by our team to save his life, we lost him," a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police are investigating the accident and have appealed to motorists not to speed, especially in residential areas.