Frag­ments lead to ar­rest

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A mo­torist who sped off af­ter run­ning over and killing a pedes­trian was snared when po­lice linked a frag­ment of his wing mir­ror to his car.

The Asian driver caused the death of the Bangladeshi as the man walked from the fac­tory he worked at to his ac­com­mo­da­tion in the Al Jazeera Al Hamra area of Ras Al Khaimah.

RAK Po­lice said the in­ci­dent took place at 9.30pm on Novem­ber 6 and that no one caught the plate num­ber.

The pedes­trian, who was in his thir­ties, was found heav­ily bleed­ing and died be­fore he could be taken to hos­pi­tal.

Colonel Ali Al Alkim, Di­rec­tor of RAK Traf­fic and Pa­trols Department, said: “The driver had fled the scene af­ter hit­ting and killing the pedes­trian and no one saw him.

“But small frag­ments from the car, in­clud­ing parts of a side mir­ror that broke off, were left at the scene. This helped By Ismail Se­bug­waawo the in­ves­ti­ga­tion team in de­ter­min­ing the ve­hi­cle type and thus lead­ing to the ar­rest of the driver.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors checked ev­ery­one that owned that model of car – po­lice would not re­veal the model – and even­tu­ally traced him a week later.

Po­lice said the driver ini­tially de­nied caus­ing the ac­ci­dent but later ad­mit­ted he hit the pedes­trian and did not stop.

He said it was dark and he did not see the man, but po­lice said it ap­peared he was speed­ing.

Al Alkim said: “All mo­torists must abide by the set speed and must stop af­ter caus­ing an ac­ci­dent. The pub­lic is re­quested to co­op­er­ate with po­lice and re­port any ac­ci­dents right away.”

The driver has been re­ferred to pub­lic pros­e­cu­tion.

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