Father pays blood money for fatality
A father has been ordered to pay blood money to his wife after their son was killed in a car crash while the husband was driving.
Ras Al Khaimah Traffic Court also fined the Arab father and the driver of the second car Dhs3,000 each after they were both found guilty of causing the accident.
They will be required to pay the blood money between them.
Blood money for causing death of a person under UAE law is Dhs200,000. In his the ruling, the judge said the father of the four-year-old boy should pay the money to his son’s family, including the boy’s mother.
Prosecutors charged both drivers with negligence and reckless driving that led to death. The cars collided after one of the drivers lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the other. Both drivers were driving at high speed, according to traffic police.
The boy died at the scene of the crash.
His father and the other driver were taken to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries. A court official said yesterday that blood money is paid to a victim’s family, including their father, mother, wife, husband or other next of keen as financial compensation.
A victim’s family does have the right to pardon the accused and can also refuse to accept blood money.