The Dubai court of appeals has accepted an application for bail on the Omani driver accused of causing the death of 17 passengers on a bus he was driving during an Eid al-Fitr holiday after being sentenced by the Traffic Court to seven years in prison and a fine of 50,000 dirhams To AED 3.4 million.
The defense of the accused filed a request to the Court of Appeal to release him on bail, leaving three passports, according to his lawyer Mohammed Tamimi, who indicated that the court accepted the application under the pledge of the insurance company to pay the blood.
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," said Attorney General Salah al-Falasi, Which contributed to the penalty of imprisonment and a fine, "pointing out that this penalty will be a warning message for all drivers to abide by the laws of traffic and traffic, adding that« the statements of witnesses who survived the incident prove that the driver was quick, did not pay attention to warning signs on the road, With a backup driver in the area Falla, died of the accident ».
Al-Falasi said 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 notice the road well. Dubai has continued with 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.