About one minute after the post was made, police received a phone call from a witness of the accident. Sanford’s car had swerved into the opposite lane and drove headlong into an oncoming truck.
Her car then ran off the road and burst into flames. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police ruled that drugs, alcohol and speed were not involved in the accident. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, many of which result in serious injuries or death. During a BlackBerry Messaging outage in 2011, accidents in Dubai dropped 20% and in neighbouring Abu Dhabi by 40% during the three days that the service was down.The incident serves as a grim reminder of just how easily an accident like this can happen, and just how tragic the consequences can be.NEWS 24