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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Two dead and four injured car accidents across Dubai

Dubai Police told of four accidents last week in which two people died

The lorry flipped after trying to overtake a car while driving along Sheikh Zayed Road. Courtesy Dubai Police
The lorry flipped after trying to overtake a car while driving along Sheikh Zayed Road. Courtesy Dubai Police

Two people died and four others were injured in multiple accidents across Dubai last week, police revealed on Thursday.

In the first major accident – which happened on Monday at 9.10pm – a motorcyclist died after changing lanes without indicating and colliding with a heavy pick-up truck on a road in Al Khubaisi.

Police investigations revealed that the motorcyclist had not used his brakes when changing lanes.

On Tuesday, at 9.45am, one person died and three others were injured after the driver of a minibus swerved and trashed into a flatbed lorry parked on a street in Al Muhaisnah in Industrial Area 2.

Police did not disclose what caused the driver to swerve off the road.

A minibus driver died after crashing into the back of a parked flatbed truck. Courtesy Dubai Police
A minibus driver died after crashing into the back of a parked flatbed truck. Courtesy Dubai Police

In another incident, on Wednesday, the driver of a heavy pick-up truck was severely injured after getting into an accident with a four-wheel drive car as he was attempting to overtake the car. The lorry flipped and landed top down after bouncing off the four-wheel drive and crashing into the iron road barriers on Sheikh Zayed Road at 3.15pm. The truck driver suffered serious injuries and had to be airlifted to hospital.

The final accident took place on Thursday at 8.40am when a child wandered on to a road in Al Muhaisnah and was hit by a Honda Accord. The child was seriously injured, police said, and quickly hospitalised.