Elderly road rage victim dies
A driver has died from his injuries days after being beaten up in a road rage incident, Abu Dhabi Police said.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of the 50-year-old Emirati.
The brothers, also Emirati, aged 24 and 25, are accused of attacking the man after he refused to let them pass - forcing other vehicles on the road to slow down.
Police said their initial investigations found that an argument began between the brothers and the dead man during the incident on April 22 - it then turned into a fight.
The victim was taken to hospital, where he died from his injuries a few days later, said Major General Mohammad bin Al Awadi Menhali, director of operations at the Abu Dhabi Police.
The incident, which happened in the evening, caused a massive tailback on the road.
Menhali said the two men were in a car behind the Emirati’s vehicle when they flashed their lights to ask him to let them pass.
“When the motorist refused to get out of the way, the two brothers then engaged in an argument with him after they both parked their vehicles on the roadside,” said Menhali, adding that investigations were still ongoing.
He said the suspects will be referred to the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution once police have finished their probe.
Menhali also urged motorists to always show good manners while on the roads and warned youths against violent behaviour as it could land them into trouble.