x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Driver killed in Festival City underpass

Motorist dies after swerving into oncoming traffic at the tunnel.

DUBAI // A motorist died today after swerving into oncoming traffic in the Festival City underpass.

The driver lost control of his vehicle shortly after entering the Bur Dubai end of the tunnel at about midday. He smashed through the barrier separating the two directions of travel and hit a vehicle going in the opposite direction. The driver of the other car suffered "moderate" injuries, said police.

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