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Driver jailed for causing death of cyclist in Dubai

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Dubai - A 22-year-old Emirati driver was sentenced to six months in prison and a Dh12,000 fine for causing death to an Emirati woman cyclist who died in a run-over accident while she was training in Meydan area, a Dubai Traffic Court heard on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Mizna Abdullah Ali, she was training for the NAS sport tournament when a speeding car crashed into her from behind, killing her instantly in May.

The culprit was charged with accidentally causing her death, damaging properties, driving a vehicle with expired registration, modifying the vehicle, using darker tint and racing with another vehicle.

He was ordered to pay Dh200,000 blood money to the cyclist’s family and the freezing of his driving licence for three years, after he served his jail term.

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