x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

4-car pile up on Sheikh Zayed Road results in bumper to bumper traffic

The incident took place at around 2.30pm on Thursday and resulted in one of the cars catching fire.

DUBAI// A four-car pile up on Sheikh Zayed Road near Tecom resulted in bumper to bumper traffic stretching passed Jumierah Lakes Towers for hours.

The incident took place at around 2.30pm on Thursday and resulted in one of the cars catching fire but a spokesman for Dubai Police said there were no injuries.

The accident is believed to have been caused when one of the vehicles lost control and collided with others on the northbound carriageway coming from Abu Dhabi.

“There were four cars involved and one of them caught fire,” said a spokesman for Dubai Police.

“No one was injured and the wreckage was cleared just before 4pm.

“Traffic has begun to start moving again.”

Thousands of cars were gridlocked as far back at Jumeirah Lakes Towers and were still moving slowly as the rush hour began just after 4pm.

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