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Six injured in 5 traffic accidents over last 48 hours in Dubai


The mangled remains of a vehicle in the wake of an accident.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

DUBAI: Six people were injured in five traffic accidents during the last 48 hours in Dubai, the Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic Police at Dubai Police revealed.

Colonel Jumaa Salem Bin Suwaidan said most traffic accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including failing to keep enough distance, jaywalking and excessive speeding.


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“The first accident occurred last Tuesday on Al Yilayis Road toward Sheikh Zayed Road,” “Due to excessive speeding and failing to keep a safe distance, five vehicles crashed causing mild injuries to three people,” Bin Suwaidan remarked. He noted that the injured were taken to hospital for treatment.

Col. Bin Suwaidan further explained that the second accident happened when a pedestrian was jaywalking and a minibus ran him over. “The pedestrian sustained a mild injury,” Col. Bin Suwaidan confirmed.

“Another accident happened on the Al Khail Road on Dubai Water Canal Bridge toward Deira, when a motorcycle failed to keep a distance from the car upfront and crashed into it. The motorcyclist sustained a moderate injury and was transferred to the hospital for treatment,” Col. Bin Suwaidan added.

The Acting Director of Dubai Traffic Police stated that the fourth accident occurred on Wednesday morning on Sheikh Zayed Road at the Marina Mall entrance. “A lorry driver slowed down and reversed to enter the Mall's parking lot, before crashing into a motorcycle from behind. The crash left the motorcyclist severely injured and his motorcycle damaged,” Col. Bin Suwaidan said.

Col. Bin Suwaidan also reported that a fifth accident involved two lorries on Business Bay Crossing Bridge, Sharjah-bound. The accident caused mild injuries to one of the drivers, and left one of the lorries severely damaged.

Recently, a collision occurred between 34 vehicles on Emirates Road after Al Qudra Bridge heading towards Sharjah, which resulted in 4 injuries, including a severe injury, a moderate injury, two minor injuries, and a traffic jam.

Brigadier General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Traffic Department, said that a report was received by the Command and Control Centre management stated that there had been a collision between several vehicles on the Emirates Road after the Al Qudra Bridge heading to Sharjah, as a result of low visibility, and the drivers’ failure to leave a sufficient safe distance.


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