Sharjah: Two Emirati brothers, ages 5 and 10, were killed when their vehicle smashed into two trucks on Sharjah-Umm Al Quwain Road overnight on Monday.
Major Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of Media and Public Relation Department at Sharjah Police, told Gulf News that there were six people on board the ill-fated four-wheel-drive — all members of a family — when it rammed into two trucks.
The Police central operations room in Sharjah received a call at 12.30am about the incident.
Investigation showed that the vehicle slammed into the rear of one truck then turned around and hit the other truck. It occurred due to speeding and the motorist did not stay within his lane, police said.
The two brothers were killed instantly.
The four other family members were injured, including the father and his three other sons, who were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
One of them, a child, was admitted to the ICU and is in critical condition, said police.
The accident took place on a road between Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain, near a bridge on the Sharjah-bound lane.
The father was behind the wheel while his five sons ages between 5 to 16 were on board.
Police said the four-wheel-drive smashed into two trucks — first, the family’s vehicle rear-ended the first truck after which the vehicle rolled over and hit another truck.
Police said the accident occurred due to speeding and the driver did not stick to his lane.
Emergency workers from both emirates rushed to the accident site to attend to the victims.
Colonel Hassan bin Surm, director general of Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence, told Gulf News that Umm Al Quwain Civil Defence helped retrieve the victims from inside the badly-mangled vehicle by cutting through metal using hydraulic equipment.
Funeral prayers for the two brothers were held on Tuesday at Al Ras Mosque after Dhuhur payer and they were buried in Umm Al Quwain cemetery.