Driver causes multi-vehicle collision after running red light in Abu Dhabi

Police footage shows the motorist slamming into several cars

The driver caused a collision involving five vehicles after ignoring a red light. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police
The driver caused a collision involving five vehicles after ignoring a red light. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police

A motorist caused a collision involving several cars after driving through a red light in Abu Dhabi.

In footage released by police the saloon is seen ignoring the signal and turning into oncoming traffic.

The driver slams into four vehicles on a busy junction on the capital's main island.

Police did not release a date for the incident or disclose on what road the incident occurred.

The video is the latest released by the force to warn drivers of the dangers of ignoring basic road rules.

Running a red light carries a Dh1,000 fine in addition to the Dh50,000 cost of releasing the car from a 30-day impound.

The offender will receive 12 black points on his or her licence and the licence can be seized for six months.

Updated: June 12, 2021 08:19 AM

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