A view of an accident site in Dubai.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
One woman died, and 12 others were injured in three separate traffic accidents yesterday (Wednesday), the director of the Dubai Traffic Police has revealed. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui said the accidents happened due to violations of traffic laws, including jaywalking, excessive speeding, and failing to abide by lane discipline.
"The first accident occurred in the early morning in Al Karama tunnel, when a bus crashed into a light vehicle causing ten minor injuries," he explained. Brig. Al Mazroui further explained that the second accident involved two light vehicles on Umm Suqeim Road –opposite Dubai Hills. "The accident was due to failure to abide by lane discipline, and it resulted in two minor and mild injuries," he confirmed.
Brig. Al Mazroui added that a woman was killed in a run-over accident on Al Khail Road. He noted that the deceased was trying to cross the highway from an undesignated area. The director of Dubai Traffic Police warned against excessive speeding, improper overtaking, sudden swerving and being distracted while driving. He also urged members of the public to abide by traffic laws and regulations at all times, as these are vital to protecting the lives of road users and properties.
“Traffic patrols and first responders were immediately dispatched to the accident site where they facilitated the arrival of the ambulance and other emergency teams and assisted the transfer of the severely injured to a hospital for necessary treatment,” Al Mazrouei said.
“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.
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
He pointed out that prudence and consultations with authorities shall prevent them from falling prey into scams that would also put a stop to the pervasiveness of the crime.
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