Sharjah Police issue warning after pedestrian dies

Of four separate accidents that took place over the weekend, all involving pedestrians being hit by cars, three other people were injured.

Sharjah // Four pedestrians were hit by vehicles in separate accidents over the weekend, leaving one dead.

The dead pedestrian, a Sudanese man in his forties, was hit by a car as he crossed Al Dhaid Road on Saturday.

In another collision, a man was injured after being hit by a bus while he crossed Mohammed bin Zayed Road near Tasjeel Village. He was taken to Kuwait Hospital, where his condition was said to be stable.

The youngest person injured, a 12-year-old boy, was recovering at Al Qassimi Hospital after being hit by a car near Al Majaz Waterfront.

A 42-year-old woman from Russia was also hit by a car after she tried to cross a road in Al Khan. It is not known what hospital she was taken to.

Sharjah Police urged pedestrians to only cross roads at designated areas, also checking both ways before stepping off the curb.

Last year, the emirate’s police launched a campaign to clamp down on jaywalking and reduce the number of road incidents involving pedestrians.

Police handed out information leaflets to motorists and pedestrians as part of a pedestrian awareness campaign and also urged drivers to slow down in residential areas.

Earlier this month, a 50-year-old man died after being hit by a speeding car while he crossed Al Dhaid Road and in October, a 73-year-old Palestinian man died after crossing Al Taawun Road from an undesignated area.

tzriqat@thenational.ae

Published: December 28, 2014 04:00 AM

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