Emirati brothers die in car accident on Emirates Road

SUV flips several times after driver loses control of the wheel

Two Emirati brothers died in a car accident while driving to Ras Al Khaimah on Emirates Road on February 25. Courtesy: RAK Police
Two Emirati brothers died in a car accident while driving to Ras Al Khaimah on Emirates Road on February 25. Courtesy: RAK Police

Two Emirati brothers, aged 27 and 17, died in a car accident on Thursday while driving down one of the country's main motorways.

The brothers were north-bound on Emirates Road, headed for Shimal in Ras Al Khaimah.

At around 5pm, something caused the elder brother to lose control of the steering wheel and veer off the road. The car flipped several times and was destroyed, crushing the two inside.

Ras Al Khaimah Police were alerted and immediately dispatched patrols and an ambulance to the area.

Paramedics found one of the two dead on arrival while the other had suffered severe injuries. He was rushed to hospital but later died of his injuries.

Brig Gen Ahmed Al Naqbi, director of Traffic and Patrols Department, said initial investigations showed the driver lost control of the SUV and swerved. The quick change in direction caused the car to flip. The windows, windshield and sunroof shattered while the bonnet and cab of the car crumpled.

He called on motorists to be completely alert while driving and abide by traffic laws to "preserve their safety and prevent such deadly accidents."

Published: February 25, 2021 11:53 PM

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