The Omani who drove the bus that recently crashed into a road barrier in Dubai – killing 17 human beings – is now dealing with more than one prices, with the Dubai visitors prosecution annoying that he pay total blood money of Dh3.4 million.
Salah Bou Farrucha Al Felasi, advocate-preferred and head of the emirate’s site visitors prosecution, said the fifty three-year-vintage motive force would stand trial on the visitor’s court on charges that include inflicting the death of 17 passengers, inflicting injuries on 13 others, and inflicting damage to belongings.
He stated the prosecution should call for that consequences be imposed on the driving force primarily based at the Federal Penal Code and the Traffic Law. These encompass up to seven years of imprisonment and an excellent, on a pinnacle of the blood cash that shall be paid to the victims’ households.
There were 30 passengers at the vacationer bus that travelled from Oman to Dubai on June 6, at the tail end of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Just a couple of minutes earlier than it became speculated to reach its prevent, the bus rammed into a road peak restrict barrier that ripped through the left facet of the car.
During the prosecution’s investigation, the driver admitted that it changed into his fault, Al Felasi said.
Although he had driven on the road multiple instances before the accident, he failed to follow the signs and stick with the targeted bus lane, and he advised the prosecutors.
The coincidence website is a 4-lane avenue that ends in the doorway of Al Rashidiya Metro station, an inspection of the Dubai visitors prosecution clarified. Two lanes are for buses and taxis, even as the other is for automobiles.
There have been caution signals as a way as 342 metres from the crash web page, indicating the right lanes and peak necessities for all vehicles. They additionally warned of speed bumps ahead.
Also, two massive sign forums are put up to remind motorists to paste to the correct lanes. One of the panels is positioned 317 metres from the crash site, at the same time as the alternative is determined just earlier than the metallic barrier that tore thru the bus.
A velocity restricts sign virtually examine 40kmph.
Technical reviews showed that the Omani became driving the bus at the lane for motors at a velocity of 94kmph, extra than twice the restriction.
He first hit the ‘hanging steel elements’ used to alert automobiles before crashing into the barrier. Severely broken, the bus got here to a halt at 44 metres from the crash web site, consistent with the file.
The research turned into established upon the directives of Dubai Attorney-General Eissam Issa Al Humaidan. It changed into led by way of the chief prosecutor – with individuals along with assistant leader prosecutor Rashed Al Ghimlasi Al Shamsi and prosecutor Abdullah Bin Salmeen Al Suwaidi – and held in coordination with experts from Al Rashidiya police station.