Doha : 153 road accidents in rains

By Ajnas

A total of 153 traffic accidents have been reported in and around Doha during the first day of rains, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.
There were 35 accidents in Khalifa Town. An Asian young man suffered injuries when he was knocked down by a car while crossing Al Sadd Street.
Al Rayan saw 30 accidents, including 10 severe ones. Al Mamoura had 88 accidents, without injuries.

Published: Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, 02:23 AM Doha Time

COVID-19 Banner
By amnesia• 13 years 3 months ago.
amnesia

@redpop, we're not flipping coins here :P

__________________________

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

qrmini - pl. tell me where to buy one. I need that one badly to fix to my car and Why the hell they allow these idiots to install Xenon Lights which is a road hazard..

By qrmini• 13 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
qrmini

If there is anotehr Qatari Flashing at me while I am driving at normal speed. I will stop my car and block the traffic until the Polic come.

I also want to mount a concave mirror at the back of my car to reflect their flash so they got instant blindness from their Landcrusier's Xenon light and get their accident, which they deserved.

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

Amnesia

Is a 50-50 prediction. No one is excuse.

The Red Pope of Qatar Living

By amnesia• 13 years 3 months ago.
amnesia

sometimes I don't understand what you are going on about hardy.

Is it me or are people's emotions clouding their judgement too easily?

As usual I'll have to explain myself in detail so people do not assume they know more about me than they really do.

"I feel no sympathy for them". It means I have no sympathy for those that are in accidents because of their wreckless driving. This refers to the people who are careless and cause the accident, not the innocent people that are affected by the bad drivers.

"I wonder what the nationalities and the types of drivers they were."

I am personally interested in statistics.

"My money is on pick ups and minivans driven by labourers."

Of all of the accidents I see more often than others, I see what I have mentioned. Hence my 'bet'. Nobody would 'bet' on something without a reason.

I NEVER said that they would be the ONLY people that are the 'cause' for the accident.

You equally wanted to go and blame Qatari drivers for flashing you. A bit one sided aren't we?

Let's go by what I mean rather than what I don't mean.

__________________________

By dragonfly212• 13 years 3 months ago.
dragonfly212

I saw one man on bicycle got know down by small van. the man was on the ground and the next car took him to hospital while the van and the bicycle remain on the spot till the police the came.

what horrible scene.

Everybody is right and Everybody is wrong, its depend where you stand

By MattyHardingLower• 13 years 3 months ago.
MattyHardingLower

WOW Again.....I must drive on different roads to Amnesia.

"I feel no sympathy for most people who have accidents here. It's like they beg for it"

For someone who seems to hold respect and intelligence on this board thats an absolutely ridiculous statement.

I agree that some of the drivers employed to carry labourers cannot negotiate roundabouts or indicators. However, Ive never been flashed and abused by one to 'hurry up' through an automated carwash. ( I was going as fast as I could in neutral).

Speed is the killer here my friend, lets not BS.

By amnesia• 13 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
amnesia

I feel no sympathy for most people who have accidents here. It's like they beg for it.

I feel sorry for those who get affected by wreckless drivers.

I wonder what the nationalities and the types of drivers they were.

My money is on pick ups and minivans driven by labourers.

__________________________

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

theres always room left for some more ;-)

By nadt• 13 years 3 months ago.
nadt

Alexa you wont need to forget that horrible scene, its very common..i see it all the time....poor children, they have no idea their lives are in danger.....

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

Did he wave at you too?

By nadt• 13 years 3 months ago.
nadt

yes lima foxtrot ...move foot away from the peddle and place it on the dashboard....works very well for some......

By lima foxtrot• 13 years 3 months ago.
lima foxtrot

quite grasped the idea of how to take their foot off of the accelerator. It's quite easy to do really, move foot away from the peddle.

[img_assist|nid=58488|title=|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=130|height=98]

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

All chaos and rubbish .....

By nadt• 13 years 3 months ago.
nadt

I totally agree with matty's comment.......It scares me to go out on the roads with these drivers who dont believe in brakes, dont indicate, cut people off and SPEEEEEEED. Its really really scary. When are drivers going to take this matter seriously, so much for the point system...Drive safely....

By MattyHardingLower• 13 years 3 months ago.
MattyHardingLower

What suprises me more is

a)why people still drive like complete D***H***S.

b) Why build roads without proper drainage. Its not like its never rained here before.

c) How more people were not killed, got to be sheer luck i guess.

Humanity is simply a parade of fools....and im right at the front twirling the biggest baton anyones ever seen.

By anonymous• 13 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

I'm surprised that there were not more accidents reported, I saw probably 20 myself

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

QFZA to be home to Qatar’s first laptop manufacturing facility

QFZA to be home to Qatar’s first laptop manufacturing facility

Qatar will soon have its first state-of-the-art laptop manufacturing facility, the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) revealed yesterday.
Amiri Diwan announces Eid al-Fitr holidays

Amiri Diwan announces Eid al-Fitr holidays

As Eid Al-Fitr draws near, the Amiri Diwan has announced the official Eid holidays for government entities in the country.
Qatar Airways Cargo convoy departs to India with essential COVID-19 relief aid

Qatar Airways Cargo convoy departs to India with essential COVID-19 relief aid

The aid weighing approximately 300 tonnes was transported on three flights that departed one after the other for Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Zakat Fund announces the amount of Zakat Al-Fitr for Ramadan

Zakat Fund announces the amount of Zakat Al-Fitr for Ramadan

Zakat Fund has specified the Zakat Al-Fitr amount to be around QAR 15 for this Ramadan season 1442H.
WATCH: Draw sets the stage for an exciting FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021

WATCH: Draw sets the stage for an exciting FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021

The nine highest-ranked teams, including host country Qatar, will join the seven winners from the qualifying stage in the final tournament. The 16 teams have been drawn into four groups of four.
WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with Fire Station Artist in Residence Haytham Sharrouf

WATCH: QL Exclusive: An interview with Fire Station Artist in Residence Haytham Sharrouf

Qatar Living speaks to Haytham Sharrouf, to learn more about his experience being an artist in residence with Doha Fire Station studios, during the COVID-19 situation.
WATCH: Qatar Automobiles Company launches special Ramadan offer on a wide range of Mitsubishi SUVs in Qatar

WATCH: Qatar Automobiles Company launches special Ramadan offer on a wide range of Mitsubishi SUVs in Qatar

Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Qatar Automobiles Company, the authorized distributor of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Qatar, launched a special offer on a wide range of Mitsubishi SUVs, including Montero Sport, Eclipse Cross, Outlander, ASX and Xpander.
WATCH:What are the employers in Qatar looking for?

WATCH:What are the employers in Qatar looking for?

Apart from the hard skills and soft skills the job providers normally seek in a potential candidate, these days they are keen about a few other things as well.