Drivers urged to be alert as Ramadan crashes rise
A husband and wife were among the motorists killed in road crashes since the start of Ramadan, police have said. The latest figures from the Ministry of Interior stated that crashes during the first week led to the deaths of 11 people. Some 50 others have been injured. The fatalities were recorded in 42 serious accidents on various roads around the country. These included 29 cases of cars colliding and seven incidents of pedestrians being run over. In one incident at 11am on last Wednesday, a 63-year-old Emirati man and his Asian wife, 39, were killed after their car collided with another in the Digdaga area of Ras Al Khaimah. Police said he pulled out onto a road without checking if another car was coming. Police also urged those fasting not to rush home and to be alert.