Two Emirati men killed and third badly hurt in Sharjah road crash

Police said the driver was speeding when his vehicle suffered a burst tyre

Police in Sharjah have issued a renewed call to motorists to watch their speed and ensure their vehicle tyres are well maintained. Reem Mohammed / The National
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Two men died and a third was badly injured in a road accident in Sharjah.

The driver lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road after suffering a burst tyre while travelling at high speed.

The car overturned three times, coming to a stop 73-metres from the highway in a stretch of desert.

The incident took place at about 4.30pm on Monday on Mahafez-Nazwa Road.

Emergency services were sent to the scene and found a driver and his two passengers, all Emirati, were involved in the crash.

"Two of them died while the third man was rushed to the hospital," said Lt Col Mohammed Alai Al Naqbi, director of Sharjah Police's Traffic and Patrol department.

He said the left back tyre of the vehicle had blown out, but excessive speeding had contributed to the tragic accident.

“It [the vehicle] overturned three times before it landed in the sand 73 metres away,” he said.

“The burst tyre was found 205 metres away from the car.”

The force urged motorists to adhere to speed limits and regularly check their tyres.

Last year, the Federal Traffic Council launched an awareness campaign warning motorists of the dangers of driving with poorly maintained tyres.