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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Seven injured as pick-up ploughs into labourer bus on Dubai road

Too many drivers still swerving and tailgating says traffic chief.

Seven people were injured in a traffic accident on Sunday evening. 
The collision involved a bus and a pickup truck on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. 6 August 2017. Photo Courtesy: Dubai Traffic Police
Seven people were injured in a traffic accident on Sunday evening. The collision involved a bus and a pickup truck on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. 6 August 2017. Photo Courtesy: Dubai Traffic Police

Seven construction workers were injured when the minibus they were travelling in collided with a pick-up truck.

The accident happened on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road at about 5.30pm on Sunday, according to Dubai Police traffic officers.

Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, director of the traffic department, said both vehicles flipped onto their sides.

“The driver of the pick-up truck hit a bus transporting workers, which made the vehicles overturn. The accident resulted in the injury of seven labourers, with minor to moderate injuries,” he said.

They were taken to Rashid Hospital, which has a major trauma centre for road accident victims.

“The accident resulted in tailbacks and congestion on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road,” he said.

Colonel Al Mazrouei said that traffic police are still looking at exactly what happened but that it was the pick-up that hit the bus.

“Not paying attention to the road, excessive speeding and not leaving a safe distance are the most common causes of similiar accidents,” said Colonel Al Mazrouei.