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Australian family of five die in Abu Dhabi crash

Three generations of a family, a tour guide & a passenger were killed when a man allegedly driving at high speed crossed onto the other side of the road

Australian family of five die in Abu Dhabi crash
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An Australian family of five has died in a mysterious car crash in Abu Dhabi, a remaining relative has told Sydney media.

A couple, their son, his wife and their four-year-old boy were all killed when another driver crashed into the vehicle they were travelling in from Dubai to Abu Dhabi on February 21, a lawyer representing the couple’s surviving daughter told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The family’s tour guide and a passenger in the oncoming vehicle also reportedly died.

Gregory Wee, a legal representative for Michelle Lui, the surviving daughter who lives in Sydney, told the SMH the driver of the oncoming vehicle, a sports pick up truck, was allegedly driving at high speed when he veered onto the wrong side of the road, crashing into the family’s car.

Abu Dhabi police have not confirmed whether charges have been laid in relation to the incident.

"The driver of the other car, who was at fault, has survived," Wee was quoted as saying.

Wee said it had been difficult to obtain detailed information about the crash. 

"It's a tragedy,” he said.

“The young lady has lost her family in one fell swoop. She has the support of her husband and two young children but understandably, her life has been turned [upside down] and she's trying to pick up the pieces and does ask that her privacy be respected.”

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