This photo shows the charred vehicle at the site of a traffic accident on Sheikh Zayed Road earlier on Sunday.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Two people were killed and 12 others injured in a traffic accident on Sheikh Zayed Road earlier today (on Sunday).
The accident happened when a 14-passenger minibus veered off and crashed into the cement barrier on the right side of the road before it caught fire.
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According to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of Dubai Traffic Police, the Command and Control room at the General Department of Operations, received the accident report at 8:30am.
"The minibus went off the road and crashed into a cement barrier on Sheikh Zayed Road at Al Manara Bridge towards Jebel Ali before it caught fire," he said.
The damaged 14-passenger minibus that veered off the road and caught fire on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Brig Al Mazrouei added that a team of traffic experts was immediately dispatched to secure the accident site, collect evidence and probe cause of the incident. "Traffic police patrols rushed to the scene and facilitated the transfer of the injured to Rashid Hospital for necessary treatment," Brig Al Mazrouei said.
In a separate traffic accident, Brig Al Mazrouei said the Command and Control Centre received a report on an accident involving a private sedan that rammed into a lorry.
"At 10:50 am, we received an accident report on a motorist stuck in his vehicle after he had rammed into a lorry on Al Khawaneej road," "We immediately coordinated with the General Department of Rescue and Transport at the Dubai Police to rescue the injured motorist from the wreckage and transfer him to Rashid Hospital for treatment," Brig Al Mazrouei explained.
The director of Dubai Traffic Police advised members of the public to adhere to the legal speed limits and to avoid distractions while on the road.
“The first accident occurred on an internal road in Al Quoz Industrial Area in front of the Emirates Driving Institute, when a light vehicle collided with an e-scooter rider who was riding in an undesignated zone,” Al Mazrouei said. He noted that the biker was seriously injured and was taken to hospital for treatment.
First accident occurred last Friday on Emirates Road over the Dubai Club Bridge Sharjah-bound when a lorry driver suddenly swerved off the lane and lost control.
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