Thursday, August 05, 2010

Moron, crash, fire, death

Al Sufouh Road by Media City. I know it well, drive on it every day.

Speed limit is 80kph, routinely ignored because it's a straight, flat dual carriageway with three lanes each side.

Yesterday yet another moron in a 4X4 was speeding while approaching red traffic lights at which other vehicles had stopped.

Not only speeding, the moron was also obviously not paying attention. Slammed the brakes on, tyre burst...


Photo: Karen Dias Gulf News

Six vehicles in flames.

One innocent woman dead, three more innocents badly injured. Had brave people not pulled those involved, including children, from the burning wreckage the death toll would have been much worse.

The moron who caused the crash? Escaped with minor injuries.

We have many people unjustifiably in jail, for bouncing cheques for example. If anyone deserves a long jail term this moron does.


The story is in Gulf News and The National.

10 comments:

Luke said...

Shocking, absolutely shocking. The driver should be shot.

Keefieboy said...

This is just appalling.

Susan said...

I won't hold my breath on the jail thing...

Stained said...

Another blood money paid - Moron walks free story will emerge from this for sure....as usual.

Name and shame the moron with a long jail term....

Dave said...

When you see things like this in areas that you frequently drive through, you can imagine yourself being the unfortunate person hit by this speeding moron. And that makes it even more real & shocking.... But for the grace of God go I....

Mita said...

I couldn't agree more. I hope this guy is named and shamed for the dangerous moron he is and that it stops at least a few other morons!

Grace said...

Incidents like me scare me so much when I am on the road, driving at least 12x/week (6 days work week, office home roundtrip).

I am conscious of my driving, very careful and cautious BUT the questions is, "Are the other drivers doing the same?"

Being rearended by an utter moron while (innocently) waiting at the traffic light is just so outrageous. I have no words how furious I am.

Mich said...

I think shooting the moron, as he is being called, would be too kind! I drive on the road twice a day too. I am flashed by morons every day for driving at 80, the speed limit. My car shakes repeatedly when passed by morons such as this one. There has to be a way to stop this insane way of driving in Dubai! So many lives needlessly lost. It is a true tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Mita, you ask for too much as that would "offend him" or his family. Ever wondered why so few traffic offenders are named?

Its so that they dont get "offended". And no surprises in where the motorist was from...

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