Footage captures fiery Dubai crash that killed 2 Canadians, 2 Americans

Warning: The above video contains content that may be disturbing to some viewers.

Cellphone camera footage sent to CTV News appears to show the fiery car crash in Dubai, that claimed the lives of two Canadian men and two U.S.

See Full Article

women over the weekend.

The video was sent Tuesday by a viewer in Dubai who said it was filmed during the aftermath of the Sunday morning crash.

The three-minute clip shows men who appear to be bystanders attempting to control the fire with handheld extinguishers.

At least two bodies can be seen in the wreckage of the yellow car, stopped on the side of a highway near a lamppost.

The footage was captured a short time after a yellow Ferrari crashed into a street light shortly after midnight on Sunday. The impact of the crash ripped the vehicle in half and flung some of the occupants onto the street, police said.

Police initially told local media that three people had died as a result of the crash, but later said a fourth person was fatally wounded.

Two of the victims were Boston university students, a reporter at the New York Daily Mail told CTV News after speaking to a family member of one of the students.

The students have been identified as Victoria McGrath and Priscilla Perez Torres, according to the Daily Mail. McGrath was known for having been injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

The university that the women attended said they were visiting Dubai on a personal trip and had died in a car crash, but would not confirm whether it was the same crash.

The other two victims have been identified as Canadian men, who were also in Dubai on vacation.

Toronto-area boxer Cody Nixon and his cousin, James Portuondo, both died in the crash. Nixon posted a photo of himself posing with a Ferrari on Instagram right before his death.

"Picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;),” Nixon wrote below the photo of the yellow Ferrari 458 Spider.

With a report from CTV Toronto's Austin Delaney



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Number of snow days in N.S. schools amounts to a crisis: expert

    Canada News CTV News
    HALIFAX -- An education expert says it is "bizarre" how often Nova Scotia schools are closed because of weather -- and the number of days lost this year amounts to a crisis. Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Consulting in Halifax, said there has been an average of 12 lost days this school year in the province due to inclement weather. Source
  • PC MPP apologizes for questioning zero-tolerance of sexual abuse of patients

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO -- Progressive Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren is apologizing for comments he made about the sexual abuse of patients. The Ottawa-area MPP had called a "zero-tolerance approach" to sexual abuse "dangerous" during a debate on Monday. Source
  • Driver returns birthday cash to woman who left purse on Calgary train

    Canada News CTV News
    CALGARY -- A woman who left behind a purse with $1,300 in birthday cash on a Calgary light-rail train says she can barely believe someone was honest enough to return it. Li Feng Yang had received the money for her 75th birthday and was planning to deposit it in the bank. Source
  • High school cheerleader in Oregon dies after being pinned beneath log along beach

    World News Toronto Sun
    Tragedy struck a coastal town in Oregon last weekend when a teen died after being pinned beneath a log at a beach. Aurora Sheffel and her friends were taking selfies on a 30-foot log when a strong tide swept it out from underneath them, pinning Sheffel. Source
  • 7 years for biting off dog's head, punching girlfriend

    World News Toronto Sun
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A man in Puerto Rico has been sentenced to seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend. Authorities said Tuesday that a judge also ordered Luis Arroyo to pay a US$3,000 fine in the case that included domestic abuse and mistreatment of an animal. Source
  • Puerto Rico man bit off head of girlfriend's dog

    World News CTV News
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A man in Puerto Rico has been sentenced to seven years in prison for biting off the head of a Chihuahua and punching his girlfriend. Authorities said Tuesday that a judge also ordered Luis Arroyo to pay a $3,000 fine in the case that included domestic abuse and mistreatment of an animal. Source
  • Newfoundland and Labrador throne speech sets course through fiscal mess

    Canada News CTV News
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- A throne speech today in Newfoundland and Labrador tries to turn a historic fiscal mess into an opportunity to do more with less. Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan read the 32-page speech, which says the Liberal government took power in 2015 "at a fiscal breaking point. Source
  • Scotland to hold another referendum on exiting U.K.

    World News Toronto Sun
    EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, to be held within the next two years — an unwanted headache for the British government as it prepares to push the European Union exit button. Source
  • 'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for deadly 1974 Paris attack

    World News CBC News
    A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time. Source
  • Scottish MPs vote for new independence referendum

    World News CTV News
    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, to be held within the next two years -- an unwanted headache for the British government as it prepares to push the European Union exit button. Source