An Asian who was run over by a car on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street recently had killed a man in a similar fashion 10 years back.
The police found the tragic co-incidence after it checked the records of the deceased.
A police source said the Asian died when he stopped his car on the right side of the road after it broke down. As he was unable to fix the defect, the victim tried to cross the road from a non-pedestrianized zone. A moving car hit him and he died due to his injuries.
He pointed out that the car's driver was surprised to see the Asian man walking on a busy road around 10pm. He failed to control his car and could not avert the accident.
Ten years back, the Asian had rammed his car into a pedestrian who was crossing the road from a wrong area in a similar way.
A police source said that the accidents caused due to wrong crossing by pedestrians topped the list of fatal road fatalities last year, with 42 deaths out of the total 198 caused due to it.
The Dubai Traffic and Traffic Prosecution has been investigating incidents of run- overs and so far, no charges have been brought against the drivers who committed them as the investigations proved that they were not responsible for the accidents.
The police explained road safety is a shared responsibility that involves the driver and the pedestrian. Investigation into a road accident caused during crossing takes into consideration the time of the mishap; it checks whether the driver is drunk or not; the nature of the road; weather and vision, as well as witness testimonies, and reports of experts in Dubai Police, and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
In most incidents, pedestrians were found responsible for the accident and at times, the mistake was both of the driver and the pedestrian. The Dubai Police revealed that in some accidents on highways, it was found that the pedestrians were drunk.