Female cyclist killed during training in Dubai
A female cyclist was run over a speeding car here in Dubai. Social media has poured in their recent condolences. The fatal incident had happened on this Wednesday night on Meydan Road in Dubai. Most of the social media users offered their condolences to the family of Maznah Abdullah. She was an avid participant of the Al Wathba cycling team.
The accident had taken place when she was cycling with her colleagues as they were training for a very important tournament. It is an annual tournament that runs from May 17 to June 6. The tournament is held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council (DSC).
The victim was cycling within the confinements off the yellow line on the city’s roads. The speeding vehicle had crossed for the yellow line of the road and hit the victim which caused the untimely death and the fatal accident. There was a funeral prayer that was attended by many of her loved ones. Also, the members of the cycling team had posted the funeral prayer on their Instagram page, as the victim was laid to rest.
This is indeed a very huge blow to cyclists and similar enthusiasts who take to the wonderful roads of Dubai to train. Cyclists and cycling enthusiasts are urged to follow safety measures and precautions at all times when heading out on the main roads to train for their competition or other personal health benefits. Also, car drivers are advised to follow the safety and traffic rules that have been implemented within the nation. Car drivers are also urged to slow down especially when they witness such kind of activities.
It is not an uncommon site in Dubai to see cyclist cycling in the middle of the night been there our no traffic on the road. It is also not an uncommon site in Dubai to find expensive vehicles that speed down the empty roads during the same time. Hence at such cases and during such times, the cyclist and the car drivers are urged to be very self-aware of their environment and the risk that they put on themselves as well as the trouble that they can cause to others which are mostly unintentional.
Cyclists must wear luminescent safety jackets and car drivers must honk their horns or flash their flashlights so as to alert the cyclist from behind that they are coming up.