In an emotional appeal days after the death of his son, rising Emirati football player Theyab Awana, father Awana Ahmad Al Mosabi urged motorists to put down their Blackberrys and concentrate on the road.
Mr Al Mosabi said he believed that his son, who was 21, was not watching the road at the time of the accident.
“There were no skid marks on the road, and Theyab’s friend who was driving behind him said he didn’t see Theyab brake before crashing into the lorry,” Mr Al Mosabi said. “We are not certain that he was using his BlackBerry, but that’s what everything indicates. Too many people are texting while driving, so I ask all drivers not to use their mobile phones or other electronics while driving.”
Mr Al Mosabi was speaking from the funeral tent that had been erected in Al Rahba to receive well-wishers…