An 18-month old boy was killed after being knocked down by a motorist reversing his car.
18-month-old child struck by motorist in Fujairah
Fujairah Police say the 18-month old boy was outside his house when a neighbour reversed his car and mistakenly hit the child. The baby sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Dibba Fujairah Hospital, but was unable to be saved.
As the motorist reversed his vehicle, he was unaware of the young boy playing behind his car. He only stopped the car when he was alerted by the child’s mother who was screaming as the incident unfolded.
Rear-view cameras advised
Following the tragic accident, Fujairah Police advises drivers and car owners to install rear-view cameras. We ran a quick search and found out it costs as little as Dhs 12 on Amazon.ae to purchase a camera.
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It’s not the first accident involving a child and a motorist this year. In November, a four-year-old was crushed to death outside a school after a driver accidentally stepped on the accelerator pedal instead of the brakes.