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Posted On: 19 August 2009 01:27 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Man fined for reckless driving

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An American motorist has been convicted of reckless driving that led to an accident in which an Indian road worker suffered serious injuries some nine months ago. A Doha court of first instance fined the motorist QR10,000 and suspended his driving licence for one month. He has also been asked to pay, along with the insurance firm, QR56,000 as compensation to the victim. The accident took place on November 25 last year near the Rainbow roundabout. The court heard that the 37-year-old worker was seriously injured when the American’s car hit him. A medical report estimated the worker’s injury at 28%. The American, 25, told the investigators that he lost control over his vehicle due to the sand on the road. “I tried to apply the brakes, but the car moved towards the barriers and hit the worker.” The verdict is still open for appeal in a higher court.