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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Woman severely injured in crash just hours after speed limit reduction in Dubai

Egyptian woman was speeding and driving on the hard shoulder when she crashed into a lorry on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road 

A woman in her thirties sustained serious injuries in a crash on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road on Sunday morning. Dubai Police
A woman in her thirties sustained serious injuries in a crash on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road on Sunday morning. Dubai Police

A woman sustained serious injuries in a crash on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Dubai just three hours after the speed limit on the road had been reduced to 110kph.

The woman, who is in her 30s, was severely injured when she slammed into a lorry at 3am on Sunday.

“The Egyptian woman was driving a Jeep and crashed into a lorry due to not leaving a safe distance and overspeeding. The lorry driver stopped on the hard shoulder due to technical failure two minutes before the accident occurred,” said Brig Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Dubai traffic police, who described the crash as a major one.

“The main cause of the accident was not keeping a safe distance, overspeeding and the woman was driving on the hard shoulder.”

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The woman crashed into a lorry at 3am on Sunday. Dubai Police
The woman crashed into a lorry at 3am on Sunday. Dubai Police

The accident took place near Mirdif City Centre bridge.

Brig Al Mazroui reiterated the importance of safety on the roads.

“It is very important to abide by traffic rules and remain focused on the road,” he said.