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The Dubai Traffic Court has sentenced seven-year-old Al-Eid bus driver to seven years in prison for causing the death of 17 people and a fine of 50,000 dirhams, with a duty of AED 3.4 million for the heirs of the deceased. , Late May

The Dubai Traffic Court has sentenced a driver of the Eid bus to seven years in prison, which killed 17 people and fined 50,000 dirhams, forcing him to pay 3.4 million dirhams to the heirs of the deceased.

The details of the case are due to Eid al-Fitr holiday in late May when a 50-year-old bus driver caused a traffic accident that killed 17 passengers and injured 13 others in Dubai.

"The prosecution demanded the maximum penalty for the driver, because his patronage and lack of attention caused the accident, which killed 17 people and wounded others, and the large number of deaths is the one that caused the death of the driver," Attorney General Salah al-Falasi said in a press statement. He added that "the testimony of witnesses who survived the incident proves that the driver was in a hurry and did not notice the warning signs on the road. He had a driver with him, Reserve in full swing Died of the accident.

He added that the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set up the streets in the emirate to the latest international standards and has put all possible warning signs, including warning signs and bumps, but the driver was quick and did not pay much attention to the road. I have contacted the insurance company, which has expressed its willingness to pay the debts that go to the treasury of the court, and then open a file containing the names of all the heirs of the deceased, and then distributed the amounts of blood money.

The Dubai Traffic and Traffic Prosecution referred the driver to the Dubai Traffic Court after he was charged with causing the death of 17 passengers and injuring 13 people, in addition to damaging property, demanding the application of penalties for offenses committed by the driver causing the accident in accordance with the laws And up to seven years' imprisonment and a fine, in addition to the obligation to pay the sum of three million and 400 thousand dirhams, to the heirs of the deceased as a result of the accident.

After inspecting the scene, the prosecution concluded that it had taken place on a four-lane road leading to the entrance to the Rashidiya Metro Station. There were two dedicated heavy-duty buses and taxis on the road to the right of the road. The other two were on the left for light vehicles, Warning of intermittent lighting 342 meters from the collision site, showing the designated route and the permitted height of vehicles of all types, including heavy buses, and warns of road bumps to calm the speed, in addition to two large-sized steering signs to alert drivers to the lane Compulsory, first just 317 meters from the collision site, and the second before the iron barrier that rammed the bus, in addition to the banner determines the speed of the road to 40 kilometers, and the director of high vehicles by the iron barrier.

The driver admitted in the investigation that he did not follow the signs and compulsory route of the bus he was driving, and 30 passengers of different nationalities, noting that he used the road before more than once before the accident.


A fine was awarded by the Dubai Traffic Court to the accused driver.

Source: emara

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