x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Helicopter landing on Sheikh Zayed Road halts traffic

All six lanes on Sheikh Zayed Road heading towards Abu Dhabi was stopped to allow for the emergency landing.

Abu Dhabi-bound traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai ground to halt after an Australian driver hit an Asian man who was illegally crossing the six-lane highway at around 7am.

Police closed off all six lanes to allow a helicopter to land and airlift the victim to hospital.

Cars were backed up from Ibn Battuta to The Greens this morning as a result.

According to a spokesman at Rashid Hospital, one person was flown in for treatment with medium to serious injuries.

Traffic began moving normally by 8.45am.