DRIV­ERS CON­VICTED FOR FA­TAL CRASH

Man’s wife and child killed in ac­ci­dent

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Ali Al Shouk @alial­shouk ali.shouk@7days.ae

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

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