People look at the damaged car inside the shopping store in Sharjah.
Mahmoud Muhsen, Staff Reporter
Excessive speed and sudden swerving led a vehicle driven by an Asian woman to storm into a shopping store and smash its glass facade in Sharjah on Thursday morning.
Police patrols and the national ambulance rushed to the scene based on a report by a passerby at about 11:30am in which he said a vehicle driven by an Asian woman hit the facade of a store and stormed into it after suddenly swerving while driving at a high speed.
The damaged car is seen.
The vehicle climbed the front sidewalk of the store and the front of the vehicle settled inside in Maysaloon along Al Zahra Street in Sharjah.
As a result of the accident, the façade of the store was smashed and the display shelves were damaged but no human injuries were reported.
Lt. Col. Mohammed Allay Al Naqbi, Director of the Traffic and Patrol Department of Sharjah Police, confirmed that Sharjah Police are keen implement the strategic objectives of the UAE Ministry of the Interior to improve road safety and reduce road accidents and deaths.
Local media sources said that the injured are of multiple nationalities and were transferred to hospitals in Wadi Al-Far, Al Hamnah, King Fahd and the General City, to receive the necessary medical care.
The sources stated that after sorting out the cases, it was found that there are 4 serious cases, 9 moderate cases and 30 mild cases, and the regular procedures regarding the accident are being completed.
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei said the accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including speeding and not leaving a sufficient distance.
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