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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

Police urge caution after 25-vehicle pile-up

Two accidents involving a total of 31 vehicles happened on the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi road on Monday morning.
A 25-car collision on the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi road. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police
A 25-car collision on the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi road. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Police

AL AIN // Twenty-five vehicles were involved in an early-morning crash in low visibility in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

The accident happened on the busy Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road. Police said six people were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

Police blamed drivers speeding in low visibility for the accident, and urged motorists to take extra caution in foggy conditions.

An Abu Dhabi police spokesman said the injured were taken to Tawam hospital in Al Ain for treatment and were later discharged. Brigadier General Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said the accident closed the road to traffic.

Motorists not caught up in the pile-up were redirected to Sweihan Road. He called on motorists to reduce speed in bad weather conditions, use fog lights, and maintain sufficient distance between vehicles in the event of an emergency stop.

Earlier reports suggested as many as 31 vehicles were involved in two accidents, both in Al Khaznah area.

*This story has been updated to include more information from Abu Dhabi Police.

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