DRIVERS CONVICTED FOR FATAL CRASH
Man’s wife and child killed in accident
A father has been held partly responsible for a car crash that killed his pregnant wife, their unborn baby and two-year-old daughter.
Dubai Traffic Court also fined a female Emirati driver Dhs10,000 and cancelled her licence for three months over the accident.
The 37-year-old woman was driving at more than 120kph when she drove into the car carrying the Indian family on Emirates Road on December 13 last year.
A 27-year-old mother and her baby daughter were sitting in the back seat of the other car, which was being driven by her husband at 50kph, even though the minimum limit on the road was 60kph.
Salah Bu Farousha Al Felasi, director of Dubai Traffic Prosecution, said they referred the Emirati motorist and the 34-year old Indian husband to the court after they finished their investigation.
He added: “The mother was pregnant in her fifth month. She was killed and her little daughter was too.
“The Emirati motorist was driving without paying attention at high speed, more than 120kph. She didn’t leave a safe distance between the vehicles, while the Indian father was driving below the speed minimum limit.
“We decided that 60 per cent of the accident was caused because of the Emirati motorist 40 per cent was on the husband.”
The two were charged with wrongly causing death to the mother and her daughter.
The court ordered the Emirati to pay Dhs252,000 blood money for the mother, daughter and foetus, as well as the Dhs10,000. The other driver was fined Dhs6,000 and had his driving licence cancelled for three months as well as being ordered to pay Dhs168,000 in blood money.
It is only the second time blood money has been paid for a foetus, Bu Farousha said.
She didn’t leave a safe distance between vehicles – Prosecutor Salah Bu Farousha Al Felasi