Two people seriously hurt after car crashes into lorry in Dubai

The driver and a passenger taken to hospital after the road accident on Sunday

Two people were seriously hurt after a car crashed into the back of a lorry in Dubai on Sunday.

The driver lost control of his Nissan vehicle before hurtling into the lorry while travelling on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road at about 7pm.

The motorist and a passenger were transferred to hospital after the road accident.

It was one of a spate of incidents on the emirate's roads dealt with by police in recent days.

Last week, a Russian man sustained severe injuries after he lost control of his car, veered off Al Fai road in Al Barsha area and crashed into a lamppost.

During the same week, police said another accident left a Pakistani biker in a critical condition after his motorcycle was hit from behind on Al Khail road by a driver who failed to maintain a safe distance.

Last Wednesday, two other people were moderately injured and a third sustained severe injuries in a crash in Dubai Media City.