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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 6 March 2021

Six people injured in five road accidents in Dubai

Speeding and careless driving among factors in string of accidents this week

A driver was injured when his car flipped over after crashing into a road barrier. Courtesy: Dubai Police  
A driver was injured when his car flipped over after crashing into a road barrier. Courtesy: Dubai Police  

Police in Dubai called on drivers to take extra care on the roads after six people were injured in five accidents in the past 48 hours.

Brig Saif Al Mazrouei, head of traffic at Dubai Police, said inattention, speeding and sudden swerving were key factors in the string of incidents.

The senior officer highlighted an accident involving a scooter and a car in Al Quoz in which both road users were at fault.

“The motorist didn’t pay attention and rammed into the scooter, whose rider was on an undesignated part of the street and sustained severe injuries,” said Brig Al Mazrouei.

Police did not specify the days on which each accident occurred.

Another accident involved car flipping on to its roof after crashing into a road barrier on Al Ittihad Road.

The driver was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

Another motorist sustained moderate injuries after his car was hit from behind by a lorry on Umm Romoul Road.

In a further accident, a speeding car on a service road on Sheikh Zayed Road rammed into another vehicle.

“Due to the strong impact, one person was severely injured while the other sustained moderate injuries,” Brig Al Mazrouei said.

In the fifth accident, a car veered to the right of Al Ittihad Road in the direction of Bur Dubai and crashed into the pavement. Its driver suffered moderate injuries.

Updated: February 18, 2021 05:10 PM

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