At the scene of the crash in Dubai Investment Park.


Driver in Dubai girl’s carpark death admits fault


DUBAI – The female driver who killed a four-year-old girl after reversing her car in the parking lot in front of a Dubai school is now in police custody and has admitted her guilt.

Prosecutor Salah Bu Farousha Al Felasi, Director of Traffic Prosecution, said the African driver said she accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake as she was leaving the parking area of the Greenfields International School in Dubai Investment Park.

The incident on Monday killed the Indian girl on the spot, and also injured her mother. The mother-daughter were crushed between vehicles as the African woman’s SUV reversed into them. Three other vehicles, including the victims’ car, were also damaged in the incident.

Police named the victims as Insiya Vajhi, a kindergarten 2 student, and Tasnim Vajhi, the mother. Tasnim was reportedly picking up her daughter from school when the incident happened at around 3:40pm on Monday.

Al Felasi said that police are waiting for a technical report and are also checking surveillance cameras as part of an investigation.

The driver has been initially charged with the wrongful death of young Vajhi, reckless driving resulting to injuries and damaging property. ICA/Expat Media


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