Driver arrested for running over four people in Dubai

One person killed, three others injured after hit-and-run case involving cement mixer vehicle

The Asian driver of a cement mixer vehicle ran over a group of Asian men in Al Qusais area on Friday

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The Asian driver of a cement mixer vehicle ran over a group of Asian men in Al Qusais area on Friday.

Dubai: Police have arrested an Asian driver after he killed one person and injured three others in a hit-and-run incident on Mohammad Bin Zayed road, Dubai Police said on Sunday.

Major General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs of Dubai Police, said the incident happened on Friday when the Asian driver of a cement mixer vehicle ran over a group of Asian men who were walking on the hard shoulder in Al Qusais area.

“He fled the scene after running over four Asian men. He made a big mistake as he will be charged for two crimes. Escaping after committing a traffic accident means he will face a criminal case,” Major General Al Mansouri said.

The police were alerted about run-over accident on Mohammad Bin Zayed road towards Sharjah at 9:45pm on Friday.

Brigadier Yousef Al Adidi, director of Al Qusais police station, said a cement mixer crashed into four people, killing one person.

“One person was seriously injured and other two suffered moderate injuries while the driver escaped. Within an hour we identified his location and arrested him,” Brigadier Al Adidi said.

The driver was hiding in Sharjah and Dubai Police cooperated with Sharjah Police to arrest him.

“He was surprised with how we managed to identify his place within an hour. He confessed to his crime and claimed that he was scared and decided to escape the accident scene,” Brigadier Al Adidi added.

The suspect was referred to public prosecution.

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