Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 February 2020

Two injured in UAE road crash

'The first ambulance managed to reach the accident site within seven minutes of receiving the call'

A bus crash scene in Sharjah last year. Twenty one people were taken to hospital.
A bus crash scene in Sharjah last year. Twenty one people were taken to hospital.

Two men were injured in a collision between a car and a truck on Sharjah-Khor Fakkan road.

The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon.

One of the men was trapped inside the truck and suffered serious injuries.

Civil Defence teams cut through the metal to pull him out.

The other passenger was moderately injured. Both have been admitted to the Khor Fakkan hospital.

Sharjah Police patrols, National Ambulance and Civil Defence rescue teams were rushed to the accident site.

“Two National Ambulance vehicles and one first responder vehicle were immediately dispatched to the site after receiving a call from the communications centre,” said the National Ambulance in a statement on Wednesday.

“The first ambulance managed to reach the accident site within seven minutes of receiving the call.”

Two men and an 18-year-old Emirati motorist died in a car accident on the same road in October 2019.

National Ambulance urges motorists to respect speed limits, follow traffic rules and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

Last month, Abu Dhabi Police activated cameras to catch reckless tailgaters.

Police said drivers who did not leave a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them would be sent a text message warning that they would be fined the next time they tailgate.

If caught again by the smart system, motorists will be given a Dh400 fine and slapped with four black points on their licence.

It is unclear what distance the cameras will deem to be tailgating but it will likely depend on the speed limit on the road.

Updated: February 12, 2020 03:26 PM

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