(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) An Emirati football referee died after the car he was driving rammed into a road barrier and turned over several times. Al Awadhi's wife and three children, who were travelling in the same car, also sustained serious injuries in the accident. They are recuperating at the Fujairah Hospital.
Initial enactment of the accident showed that the deceased, Tariq Al Awadhi, was using his cell phone while driving. "He suddenly lost control over the steering wheel and rammed into the road barrier on Al Dhaid road. He was rushed to Al Dhaid hospital, where he was declared brought dead," said a police source.
The UAE Football Association posted condolence messages on its social media accounts lateon Friday. It wished Al Awadhi's wife and children a speedy recovery.
"He was one of the best and most competent young national referees, and the UAE football has lost a good sportsman," said the association.
Ahmed Shaaban Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.
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