High­way tragedy among se­ries of road in­ci­dents

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A labourer was hit and killed by a car as he tried to cross Mo­hammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai, po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent on Fri­day was among a num­ber of emer­gen­cies that Dubai Po­lice have had to deal with in re­cent days.

Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Direc­tor of the Traf­fic De­part­ment at Dubai Po­lice, said the Asian worker was thrown dozens of me­tres on im­pact and died in­stantly.

“He de­cided to cross the road and didn’t care about the speed of the cars, which can reach 120kph,” Al Mazroui said. “A mo­torist who struck the worker said that he was sur­prised when he saw the man in front of his car and couldn’t avoid him.”

He added: “De­spite our ed­u­ca­tional cam­paigns to teach work­ers about the dan­gers of jay­walk­ing, some still en­dan­ger their lives and the loves of oth­ers on the roads. It’s like com­mit­ting sui­cide when you cross a high­way.” By Ali Al Shouk

In other ac­ci­dents, a quad bike crashed into a ve­hi­cle in Al Awir about 10pm on Sat­ur­day. The biker suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

A bus also caught fire on Al Khail Road on Thurs­day night, al­though no one was hurt.

Dubai Po­lice were also called to res­cue a man who drove his car into Dubai Creek on Fri­day morn­ing.

Ma­jor Ali Al Naqbi, Head of Mar­itime Res­cue De­part­ment at Dubai Po­lice, said they re­ceived an emer­gency call at 6.30am about a car in the creak on the Deira side.

He said: “We rushed to the area and helped res­cue the Asian driver. Some peo­ple had al­ready jumped in and pulled him out.”

The man was taken to Rashid Hos­pi­tal, suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries.

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