Pinoy motorist allegedly beats red light, kills bystander in UAE

Driver being asked to surrender to the Emirati government
Jun 21, 2011

Red sight photo from SXC.huIt's been said that Filipinos are more law-abiding when abroad. Unfortunately, it seems like such was not the case for a 26-year old Pinoy motorist who allegedly beat the red light in the United Arab Emirates, and ended up killing a Pakistani woman and injuring an Emirati.

According to reports, the Filipino motorist rammed into a car driven by an Emirati woman when he ignored the red light near the Abu Hail Street Junction in Deira. The car was thrown off the track and it landed on the pavement where a Pakistani woman was standing.

The Pakistani succumbed to serious injuries while in the hospital. The Emirati, on the other hand, suffered minor injuries due to the accident while the Filipino driver was unhurt.

"The Emirati government has already appealed to the Filipino to surrender," the Khaleej Times reported. "He will be charged with causing the death of others by mistake and damaging others’ property."

The report added that there have been 63 road-related deaths in Dubai since the start of 2011. Of that figure, 10 were caused by motorists who beat the red light.

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No other detail was given about the Filipino motorist. With many people having the tendency to generalize, how do you expect his alleged involvement in this accident to reflect on the way Pinoys drive?

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