Police and officials cordoned off the accident site in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
An Asian national died and 8 people were injured in a 19-vehicle pileup in the Maqatara area "towards Al Mafraq" in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning.
The accident occurred due to distraction from traffic on the road and not keeping sufficient space between vehicles when there was poor visibility due to fog.
Abu Dhabi Police called for caution while driving, and not be preoccupied while driving, especially during early hours when fog formation takes place to avoid accidents.
The police also urged motorists to follow up on traffic bulletins, emphasising the importance of adhering to safe driving and the speed limits set on the roads in these circumstances.
“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.
The accident, which took place in the Al Mina street tunnel in Abu Dhabi, due to overspeeding, has left the vehicle completely mangled.
The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), announced that three people of Asian nationality died and two others were injured as a result of a traffic accident involving two buses, a small bus and a large bus, on the Seih Shuaib - Al Fayah Truck Road.
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