Two dead, nine injured in spate of crashes on Dubai roads in past two days

One man died on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and a motorcyclist died on Al Rebat Street.

One man died in a crash involving a bus and a lorry on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Sharjah, near Dubai Sports City. Courtesy Dubai Police
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DUBAI // Two people were killed and nine injured in a number of crashes on Dubai’s roads in the past two days, police said.

Col Saif Al Mazrouei, director of the General Department of Traffic, said that seven people were injured in one incident on Tuesday on Sheikh Zayed Road.

“The accident took place on Sheikh Zayed Road towards Dubai near Marina Mall at 11.30 pm,” he said. “A Lebanese woman, driving a Hyundai, had suddenly stopped in the third lane, a move that surprised the minibus driver behind her and made him stop suddenly.

“A third car, a Nissan Altima, crashed into the minibus, which then crashed into the Lebanese woman’s car and flipped. Meanwhile, the Altima swerved to the left and crashed into a KIA.”

He said that the seven people sustained moderate to minor injuries.

Another incident, this time involving a Toyota Camry and a lorry, took place on Monday afternoon at Al Maktoum airport.

“The truck driver was taking his right of way when the other vehicle crashed into him,” the police chief said, adding that the Camry driver and his passenger, who are both Syrian, sustained serious and moderate injuries.

In another incident, an Asian man on a motorcycle was killed on Al Rebat Street after colliding with a Toyota Land Cruiser, which was driven by an Emirati, on Tuesday at 12.10pm, Col Al Mazrouei said.

That same day, at about 4.15pm, a crash involving a heavy-duty bus and a truck took place on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Sharjah, near Sports City, leading to the death of the bus driver and the serious injury of two passengers.

All those injured were taken to hospital for treatment.