FA­THER AND SON DIE IN CAR CRASH

Brother tells of grief af­ter ac­ci­dent

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Nawal Al Ramahi and Ali Al Shouk @nawal_ramahi ali.shouk@7days.ae

A fam­ily’s visit to see their fa­ther in Dubai ended in tragedy when he and his nine-year-old son were killed in a traf­fic ac­ci­dent.

CD Sunny and his 11-year-old boy Alvin died af­ter their car col­lided with a 4x4 in Al Muhais­nah on Sun­day.

His wife Jolly and their four-year-old son Ed­win sur­vived, although the boy’s leg was badly bro­ken.

Jolly and her two sons, who live in In­dia, had been vis­it­ing their dad, who has worked in Dubai for more than 20 years.

The fam­ily had been driv­ing to his home on the Shar­jah bor­der from St Mary’s Church in Oud Metha at 11pm.

The driver of the 4x4, an Arab stu­dent, is be­ing ques­tioned.

Sunny’s brother Varkeys told 7DAYS the fam­ily is dev­as­tated.

Speak­ing from Rashid Hos­pi­tal, where Ed­win is be­ing treated, he said: “I can’t be­lieve that I lost my brother, my best friend. We were speak­ing on the phone just five min­utes be­fore the ac­ci­dent. He was a nice per­son, too quiet and ded­i­cated to his work.”

He said Sunny worked for a con­struc­tion firm to sup­port his fam­ily, adding: “Jolly is com­pletely shat­tered, in shock, and can’t be­lieve what hap­pened.”

The priest at St Mary’s de­scribed Sunny as a de­voted Chris­tian and said he had seen him with his fam­ily that evening. “He was a car­ing man”, he added.

Colonel Ahmed Thani, direc­tor of Al Qu­sais Po­lice Sta­tion, said the stu­dent drove into the fam­ily’s car, caus­ing it to hit a wall. He said the fa­ther and son died on the way to hos­pi­tal.

“The young mo­torist who caused the ac­ci­dent said he wasn’t speed­ing and he was try­ing to avoid an­other car when he hit their ve­hi­cle,” Thani added. Dubai Traf­fic Pros­e­cu­tion is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent.

I can’t be­lieve that I lost my brother, my best friend... we spoke just five min­utes ear­lier – Varkeys Sunny on the death of his brother and nephew

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