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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

32 injured as two minibuses collide on Abu Dhabi road

One person remains in hospital with serious injuries while others were treated and released

Police said the driver of one vehicle ran a red light and smashed into the other. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police
Police said the driver of one vehicle ran a red light and smashed into the other. Courtesy: Abu Dhabi Police

Thirty-two people were injured when two minibuses collided in Abu Dhabi.

The driver of one of the vehicles ran a red light and smashed into the other at 4.35pm on Sunday, police said.

The accident happened close to the Pepsi and Coca Cola factories near the Embassies District, officers said.

Brigadier Khalifa Al Khaili, director of traffic and patrols directorate, said the accident was entirely preventable.

“Investigation showed that running a red light was the cause of the accident," he said, adding that one patient remains in a serious condition.

He urged motorists to follow traffic laws and avoid speeding.

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