A Man Survived A Car Crash Only To Get Fatally Hit By Another 10 Minutes Later
A UAE man, who survived a collision between his car and a truck, was killed less than 10 minutes later in a road accident in Dubai
According to a report in The Independent, the victim, whose name was not revealed by the officials, had suffered minor injuries in the first accident.
He was waiting for an ambulance by the roadside
After being involved in the collision with the truck and suffering minor injuries, he was waiting for an ambulance by the road when he was fatally hit by a passing car.
According to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of General Department of Traffic, the UAE national was helped by a passer-by, before he was struck by another car, which killed him instantly
A woman was behind the wheels of the car which hit the UAE man. He was en route to Sharjah when the accident happened, Khaleej Times reported.
Preliminary reports said the woman's car hit the man when a pick up averted a collision with the woman's car which was coming in the opposite direction.
While over 170 Dubai residents were killed in road accidents in 2016, which saw a 45% increase from 2015, the city is still safer than Malaysia where a total of 18 people are killed daily in road accidents
In 2015, statistics showed that 6,706 lives were lost in about 489,600 road accidents.
And, a total of 39,774 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents in the last 10 years.