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United Arab Emirates: 12-year-old boy dies in tragic accident while crossing a road in Sharjah – News


Published: Saturday February 24, 2024, 7:01 p.m.

Last update: Saturday February 24, 2024, 9:49 p.m.

A 12-year-old boy lost his life after being hit by a vehicle in a tragic accident in Sharjah last week.

The accident took place near the old Expo interchange in the emirate when the boy was crossing the road at a traffic light.

A group of women on Facebook shared the distressing news shortly after the incident, as the boy fought for his life in the intensive care unit of a Sharjah hospital.

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Maj. Gen. Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, commander-in-chief of Sharjah Police, said the boy suffered critical injuries that ultimately led to his death, despite medical efforts to save him at the hospital.

“The tragedy occurred when the traffic light was green for vehicles and red for pedestrians,” explained Major General Al Shamsi.

“As the driver passed the signal, the child suddenly exited from the left side, causing the fatal accident.”

A traffic case has been registered against the motorist and will be taken up by the Public Ministry for further investigation.


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