Dubai police say two motorists were killed and three others were injured in four separate accidents on Monday, April 18. Brigadier General Saif Muhair Al Masroui, Director General of the Traffic Department of the Dubai Police, said the accidents were caused by serious traffic violations, including speeding and failing to maintain a safe distance.
The first accident happened last Monday on Emirates Road near the Tripoli Bridge to Abu Dhabi. Three vehicles that did not keep a safe distance were involved in the accident. Al-Masroui said a 30-year-old man was seriously injured in the accident and Rashid was taken to hospital for treatment.
In another accident, a motorcyclist was killed when his bike collided with a lorry on the Dubai-Hatta road. Lack of safe distance also caused the accident. ‘The two did not follow the safety-distance rules between the vehicles and as a result, the biker died of fatal injuries,’ Al Masroui said.
Dubai-Hatta road Accident
In another accident, a 40-year-old man was involved in an accident on the Dubai-Hatta road after attempting to cross an inappropriate area. Al-Masroui said he was hit by a car when he reached the end of the first lane of the road and died on the spot.
On the same day, on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to Abu Dhabi, in front of the city center Mirdif, four vehicles collided with a lorry due to excessive speed and negligence. Rashid was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries. Al-Masroui warned against speeding, illegal overtaking, speeding and careless driving. He also advised the public to follow traffic laws to save lives. In the first ten days of Ramadan in the UAE, three people were killed and 34 injured in road accidents. The number of traffic accidents and deaths during Ramadan was 29 and one last year. This year it rose sharply to five deaths from 51 accidents.