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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/12/2013

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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The victim's classmate said she had badgered her school bus driver to let her off on the opposite side of the road - a move which may have led to her death.

A 17-year-old Emirati schoolgirl died after she was run over by a car on Sunday afternoon. The girl had stepped off her school bus and was crossing the road when the accident occurred. The victim, identified as Nadia Obaid Al Hati, was pronounced dead six hours after she was taken to a city hospital in a critical condition.

The victim's classmate said she had badgered her school bus driver to let her off on the opposite side of the road -- a move which may have led to her death. "Al Hati repeatedly asked the driver to drop her opposite her house, but the driver refused. She then managed to convince him saying if anything untoward happened, it would be her responsibility," the classmate said.

Fujairah Police Chief of Media and Public Relations, Major Dr Saeed Al Hassani, said the impact of the accident was such that the girl was tossed 60 feet away.

After being rushed to the hospital, she was admitted in the ICU, but succumbed to her injuries six hours later. The Fujairah Police expressed regret at the death of the schoolgirl, and said that the driver of the vehicle which caused the accident, an Emirati woman, has been arrested.

Relatives and neighbours flocked to the Shaikh Zayed Mosque in Dibba, where they offered funeral prayers before her burial.

Staff and students at Dibba Fujairah Public School for Girls, where she studied, are in a state of grief and shock.

Fatima Abdullah, the Principal of the school, said the victim's mother was not aware of the accident. "She came to the school on Sunday to enquire why her daughter had still not arrived. She felt something might have happened to her daughter."


 






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