Truck driver fined QR10,000 after fatal Corniche incident

The driver of a truck whose load fell onto another car, crushing and killing a man last year, has apparently been fined QR10,000 by a Doha court this week.

The decision against the Nepali expat is in line with other court decisions in which road fatalities are punished with fines, rather than jail time.

The family of the victim, 54-year-old Derek Brown, has said it holds no ill will against the driver, but hopes motorists in Qatar will change their habits and prevent future tragedies caused by aggressive driving.