x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Dubai police urge motorists to move on as four-car pile-up causes delays

Motorists urged to avoid rubbernecking as a four-car accident on Sheikh Zayed Road causes a traffic jam this morning.

DUBAI // Motorists were urged to avoid rubbernecking after a four-car pile up opposite the Oasis Centre on the Abu Dhabi-bound Sheikh Zayed Road caused delays this morning.

"There was an accident between four cars on Sheikh Zayed Road," said a Dubai Police spokesman. "The people involved sustained small injuries. No one was taken to the hospital.

"There is a lot of traffic. We ask people to keep away and not stand and watch."

Dubai Police tweeted around 8.25am that an accident had occurred near the Al Safa interchange and had caused a traffic jam.

Motorists turned to Twitter to caution other drivers about the accident, while radio stations also urged people to drive carefully.

"Really bad accident on Sh Zayed Rd, Abu Dhabi-bound, in front of Oasis Center! Careful, everyone" tweeted Blanche Milena.

pkannan@thenational.ae