The accident happened during the early hours of the morning when fog blanketed the emirate’s highways.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
A multi-vehicle crash was reported early on Tuesday morning on Emirates Road (E611), leaving one woman mildly injured and bringing traffic to a halt.
According to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Director of the General Department of Traffic Police, the accident happened during the early morning hours when fog blanketed the emirate’s highways. “We received a report about a multi-vehicle collision involving 28 vehicles on Emirates Road - Abu Dubai bound, after Al Rowaiyah exit,” he said.
Al Mazroui reminded road users to exercise caution, adhere to safety rules, and to reduce speed while driving during fog and unstable weather conditions. He explained that accidents which happen during bad weather conditions tend to be more severe, thus motorists must keep a safe distance between cars and adjust their speed to the weather conditions.
Al Mazroui also urged motorists to use low-beam lights and indicate clearly when changing lanes. “Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to wait for the fog to clear until visibility improves,” he said.
Recently, six people were injured in five traffic accidents in Dubai in 48 hours, the Director of the General Department of Traffic Police at Dubai Police revealed.
According to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, most traffic accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including being distracted while driving, sudden swerving and excessive speeding.
“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 taken to hospital for treatment.
Brig. Al Mazrouei further explained that the second accident happened in Umm Ramool area when a lorry crashed into a light vehicle, causing a mild injury to the light vehicle driver.
“Another accident happened on the Al Ittihad Road in Al Mulla Plaza tunnel Dubai-bound, when a vehicle veered off the road and hit a cement barrier before turning over. The driver sustained a moderate injury,” Brig. Al Mazrouei added.
The director of Dubai Traffic Police stated that the fourth accident occurred on Wednesday morning on a service road along Sheikh Zayed Road.
“We received a report about a speeding vehicle that deviated from its lane and collided so hard with another vehicle that it veered off the road and turned over."
“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.
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