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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 February 2019

One dead and six injured in two traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi

Police warn motorists to keep a safe distance between vehicles

Dubai was the 79th most congested city out of 220 surveyed in the Global Traffic Scorecard. Sarah Dea / The National
Dubai was the 79th most congested city out of 220 surveyed in the Global Traffic Scorecard. Sarah Dea / The National

One man has died and six were injured following two traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi late on Monday.

Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Yousif Al Suwaidi, deputy director of traffic at Abu Dhabi Police, said initial investigations suggested tailgating was the cause of the collisions.

He urged motorists to keep a safe distance between vehicles and warned road users not to block emergency services from reaching the scene of an accident.

Six people are understood to have suffered minor injuries in a crash involving four vehicles on Airport Road while a driver involved in a second, three vehicle crash, died.

Reports suggested the dead motorist may have been a recovery truck driver.

Updated: October 15, 2018 10:42 PM

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