Three Emirati children and a nanny died and the mother of the kids, who was driving the car, sustained critical injuries after the speeding vehicle veered off the road and rammed into a lamp post in Al Falah district of Abu Dhabi on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
The deceased included a 15-year-old boy, his sisters aged 12 and 11 years.
Lt-Col Abdullah Al Suwaidi, deputy director of the Department of External Zones at Abu Dhabi Police Department of Traffic and Patrols, said preliminary investigation showed that the woman was driving recklessly and lost control over her car. She didn’t have a licence, he revealed. Al Suwaidi pointed out that driving without a licence is a serious violation, which entails legal accountability. As per the Federal Road Traffic Rules’ Article No 51, driving vehicles without a licence may land a person behind bars for up to three months and a fine not less than Dh5,000.
Al Suwaidi called on motorists to abide by the traffic rules, stay attentive on the road, not flout speed limit