A Doha Criminal Court has ordered a Ghanaian driver to pay a fine of QR5,000 for injuring a number of passengers waiting at the Central Bus Station in Doha after he lost control of the bus he was driving.
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported on Sunday that the driver was also ordered by the court to pay a sum of QR60,000 in collaboration with the insurance company concerned to three of the persons injured in the accident.
The driver was further ordered to pay a sum of QR14,000 and QR102,000, respectively, to two other injured in the accident. The court convicted the defendant for reckless driving injuring the waiting passengers.
At the time of the accident, the defendant was driving a bus, owned by the Mowasalat Company. While he was trying to park the bus for the passengers to board it, he lost control of the brakes, hitting 13 persons, including three who sustained severe injuries. The front part of the bus was completely damaged.
During interrogation, the driver admitted that the brakes slipped under his feet and he could not stop the bus. The injured Asian expatriate men submitted medical reports at the court showing the disability they sustained in the accident.
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