Please be careful on the roads - RIP Roy my friend

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Iron Snorks    pirate
06/09/2013 at 19:11

My friend Roy Nasr and local Gulf triathlon legend was killed today whilst training leaving a wife and two teenage kids.

He was hit by a drunk driver who left the scene only to be caught later by the police.

http://gulfnews.com/sport/other-sports/former-arab-triathlon-champ-roy-nasr-died-his-friend-injured-after-being-hit-by-a-car-in-dubai-1.1227967

Please take care when riding and when you go bed this evening hug your loved ones that little closer.

RIP Roy 'Hammer' Nasr my friend - race hard in heaven

M...eldy    pirate
06/09/2013 at 19:14

Sad news Snorks

 

take care of you and yours 

Iron Snorks    pirate
06/09/2013 at 19:31

Agreed KK but if it spreads the word and makes folk more aware then it's a good thing. I just it would bring Roy back to hs family and friends 

Dubai Dave    pirate
06/09/2013 at 20:51

Roy was one hell of a triatlhlete and a wonderful person, be careful out there folks

06/09/2013 at 20:53

Strange comment KK.

All people who post on online have a "real 3D" life. Nobody communicates solely online. Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it isn't so.

Sorry to hear about your friend Snorks.

06/09/2013 at 20:58

Sorry to hear about your loss Snorks. 

07/09/2013 at 09:26

Many years ago a club-mate of mine was killed by a drunk driver, the driver left him to die... on Christmas Eve. The Crown Prosecution Service could not be bothered to prosecute, presumably because they felt it was his fault for being in the way.

Thankfully an organisation called The Campaign Against Drinking and Driving got involved, and after they funded a private prosecution, the driver got 3 years. He felt he should not go to Prison because his business would suffer; something he should have thought about before getting behind the wheel?

This UK organisation still exists http://www.cadd.org.uk/ but it is a charity and relies on donations to keep going.

If you feel strongly about this issue I think it is worth a few pounds

Edited: 07/09/2013 at 09:30
cougie    pirate
07/09/2013 at 10:21
Horrible news. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
07/09/2013 at 10:43

"He felt he should not go to Prison because his business would suffer"

I feel anyone should get extra time inside for saying that in court

07/09/2013 at 17:17

Snorks, only yesterday I was asking two friends in Dubai whether they thought I could combine a visit to see them with some big miles on the roads out there, which I appreciate are hectic even when the drink drivers aren't about.

They sent me the same link you posted and I looked into the incident further.  It's such a sad loss.  My thoughts are with his famliy, friends and the community he built around his triathlon club.

Iron Snorks    pirate
07/09/2013 at 17:45

I still can't believe it. I don't what to feel at the moment. His poor poor family. 


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