Caina Healey was a PE teacher in Abu Dhabi. She was hit by a car as she was cycling to work.


Abu Dhabi school teacher killed in cycling accident

A 35-year-old teacher in Abu Dhabi died after being hit by a car on her way to work, Amity International School confirmed.

The Irish victim, Caina Healey, was reportedly cycling to work when she was hit by a car on the morning of Wednesday (March 15). Healey was pronounced dead on the spot. The incident happened on a bridge near the Taweelah area.

Healey was a Physical Education teacher and also a coach for football, swimming and basketball for the school. She taught 11-year-old students.

Amity International School mourned her death, with tributes pouring in on social media and at the memorial board in the school.

The Irish embassy also paid tribute to Healey: “We are devastated by the loss of a dear member of our community in Abu Dhabi, Caina Healey. An incredible athlete, a caring teacher and a loving friend to many in the UAE. Caina was a shining light that left us far too soon.”

The Raha Cycling community, of which Healey was a member, cancelled all local weekend riding events as a mark of respect.

“Caina was a huge supporter of road cycling. Amongst her friends, she was much loved and her passing will leave a great void in the lives of many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and closest friends,” according to Raha Cycling in a post. All local Raha weekend riding events have been cancelled as a mark of respect. ICA/Expat Media

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