UPDATE: Some doubt has been cast on this report. Several Qataris have rightly pointed out that the requisite blood tests all couples must undergo before getting married here take longer than two days to sort out. Thoughts?
In an unlikely turn of events, a car accident in Qatar has resulted in a marriage of two young Arabs, Al Sharq reports.
According to the newspaper, a young Arab man was recently driving on Februrary 22nd Road when his SUV was struck from behind by a female Arab driver.
Both were talking on their mobile phones.
The two began a “heated exchange” with neither of them admitting fault in the accident, Al Sharq reports. But when they reached the traffic department to file complaints, the man took responsibility for the incident.
The duo came out together and the woman thanked the man profusely for his change of heart. They exchanged mobile phone numbers and the man called her the next morning and proposed. The woman accepted the proposal after her family agreed.
They decided to tie the knot the next day in a simple ceremony…
“I was impressed by the admission of his mistake and could not refuse when he called me the next day to propose,” (the woman said).
*This article has been corrected to reflect Al Sharq’s report that two Arab nationals were wed after meeting in a car accident. It previously stated the couple was Qatari, as translated incorrectly by the Peninsula.