A 30-year-old man died after the electric scooter he was riding collided with a car in Sharjah on Sunday.
The driver of the vehicle, an Arab in his fifties, did not stop at the scene.
He was later arrested by the police and the case was referred to the prosecution.
Sharjah Police received a report of an incident in the Al Taawun area of the emirate around 3 p.m. and said emergency services were immediately dispatched to the area. The man died at the scene.
Police said the deceased was an Arab man, but did not reveal his nationality.
Police initially said the victim was an 11-year-old child, but have since clarified that was not the case.
A An Emirati boy was seriously injured in June 2021 after his electric scooter collided with a car in Khor Fakkan.
Sharjah Police have been conducting safety campaigns in response to the growing popularity of electric scooters.
The force warned against the reckless use of electric scooters and bicycles, and urged cyclists to wear protective gear.
In March last year, hospitals in the United Arab Emirates reported a series of injuries from electric scooter accidents.
Doctors say broken bones, bruises and scrapes from falls from two-wheelers, which can travel at over 30 kilometers an hour, are common.
Updated: October 24, 2022, 09:47