A mangled car lies at the accident site.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
A man was killed and 10 others sustained multiple injuries in 10 separate accidents that took placed over the past hours, according to Colonel Juma Salem Bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, who said the accidents took place as a result of tire explosion, tailgating and lack of attention.
The first accident took place between a minibus and heavy-duty pickup at 1:45pm on Tuesday on Emirates Road in the direction heading to Sharjah, he said.
Preliminary information indicates that the accident occurred when the truck stopping in the middle of the road after its tire exploded to be hit by the minibus from behind, he added.
As a result, one person succumbed to his serious injuries, while seven others sustained moderate to minor injuries, he said, noting that the minibus and the pickup were seriously and moderately damaged respectively.
The second accident took place at 7:30pm on Ras Al Khor in the direction heading to University City roundabout when a minibus swerved to the left side and hit the cement barrier, he said.
As a result, the driver sustained serious injuries, he added, noting that preliminary information indicated that the accident occurred as a result of a tire explosion.
In another accident, a person was injured in a collision that occurred at 7:45pm between a car and a motorcycle in the Al Barsha area because of tailgating. As a result, the cyclist was moderately injured.
The fourth accident took place at 10pm on an internal road in the Damac Hills 2 area when a light car hit the sidewalk and settled in the roundabout due to driver’s lack of attention, Bin Suwaidan said. The driver sustained serious injuries, while the car was moderately damaged, he added.
"Instead of stopping the vehicle, the driver increased speed and unfortunately lost control over the car. The vehicle crossed the sidewalk and crashed into the glass window of a shopping store,” police officials revealed.
A motorist who meticulously follows traffic rules while driving not only saves his or her own life, but also of others. Caution is all that’s needed to avert dreaded road accidents. Life is too precious to die on the roads owing to human negligence. In this regard, the authorities in the UAE deserve praise for doing their best to instill discipline among
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