Sharjah bus crash victim: ‘Driver lay in a pool of blood, dead’

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Student recounts horror of being thrown from vehicle

Sharjah: A passenger on-board a mini bus that crashed on Maliha Road has spoken of her terror as the vehicle rolled off the road.

All seven passengers, including six Emirati students, needed hospital treatment for moderate injuries after Tuesday’s smash.

Three pupils were discharged from Al Dhaid Hospital on Thursday.

The minibus flipped over after the Pakistani driver lost control due to speeding and crashed into a lamp-post, forcing the vehicle to swerve and then roll before resting on its side.

“All I remember is this giant jolt, everyone leaned forward and banged their heads against other seats in front of them and then the minibus swerved and then bounced down into the ditch on the side of the road,” said one of the students, who was identified as 17-year-old S.Sh.

“I was crushed and could only see black for a minute. My sister Gh.S. and I were thrown from the window and found ourselves lying on the road while the driver was lying in a pool of blood, dead,” she said

“At that moment I was just looking for my sister then I found her lying on the road wounded and bruised. My 15-year-old sister was moved to Rashid Hospital in Dubai and she is recovering there, during the coming days she will be discharged,” she added

Teaching staff from the Secondary Technical School in the Al Himrayah area of Sharjah rushed to Al Dhaid Hospital to offer their help to the injured students and their supervisor.

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