Ajman: In one more freak accident costing the lifetime of a member of the family of the motorist, an Indian lady died whereas her husband was parking his four-wheel drive in Ajman on Saturday.
In line with neighborhood sources, the tragic incident happened on the car parking zone of a hospital in Ajman the place the Keralite couple had gone for a well being check-up. Liji, the 45-year-old mom of two, was serving to her husband park the automobile, signalling to him whereas standing in entrance of the automobile, mentioned Sajad Nattika, president of the Indian Affiliation Umm Al Quwain.
“By mistake, the automobile raced ahead and he or she acquired jammed between the automobile and the compound wall and couldn’t be rescued,” he mentioned. Sajad mentioned the neighborhood is shocked and saddened after listening to in regards to the tragic loss of life.
“He was my school mate and likewise a member of the affiliation. We have now at all times seen them [the couple] collectively. Each of them are good drivers. Everyone seems to be so shocked and saddened about their destiny,” Nattika added.
He mentioned the bereaved husband was fully shattered, even because the family have been attempting to console him and his daughter. The couple’s elder son is an engineering pupil in India whereas their daughter research at a faculty in Umm Al Quwain the place the household has been dwelling for a number of years.
Whereas Ajman Police are investigating the case, Nattika mentioned officers from the affiliation and social employee Ashraf Thamarassery have been supporting the household to assist full the formalities for the repatriation of the mortal stays of Liji.
Neeraj Agrawal, Consul for Press, Data and Tradition, on the Indian Consulate in Dubai, mentioned: “The Consulate presents its heartfelt condolences to the household and all the help required from our aspect.”
Name for warning
The accident as soon as once more highlighted the necessity for higher care and warning from drivers at parking heaps. There have been instances of kids being run over by autos pushed by their members of the family at parking heaps throughout the UAE. Police have repeatedly urged dad and mom and others to be additional cautious whereas driving, particularly with youngsters round and whereas transferring out and in of parking heaps.
“It’s a frequent mistake. Folks ought to take additional care within the parking heaps as a result of something can occur if somebody is standing in entrance or behind the automobile,” mentioned Nattika.
Comparable opinion was echoed by social employee Naseer Vatanappally, who had supported a household of an 18-month-old woman who had been by accident knocked down by her father in 2016. “All drivers should be aware in regards to the environment — not solely on the roads, however even at parking heaps, particularly in villas and parking areas the place youngsters play,” he mentioned.
Car parking zone accidents type a significant chunk of accidents reported in a number of nations and one option to forestall them is to remind drivers to be aware about pedestrians and different automobiles, mentioned Saleh Jafar, president of Gulf for YASA, a global street security organisation.
He steered industrial institutions ought to put up security indicators in parking heaps. “An consciousness marketing campaign on this concern may also assist.”
Suggestions for secure parking:
Be additional cautious while you park your automobile and be careful for pedestrians, youngsters and different drivers.
While you reverse, be sure to not endanger others.
Be well mannered and respectful in direction of different drivers searching for a parking house.
Use your lights in underground parking heaps and go very gradual — many pedestrians may be round.
Park mindfully and keep away from blocking others.
Use solely devoted parking areas and obey no-parking indicators, no-parking surfaces and parking areas for individuals of willpower.
Keep away from parking in any respect value ‘nearest’ to the place you need to go. It’s usually safer to make use of a parking house a bit of additional down and it’s good so that you can stroll just a few steps.
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