x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

UAE shopkeepers' surprise as a mini eye in the sky is called into action

A remote-controlled camera, which looks like a 60cm helicopter, circles the skies over Muroor Road in Abu Dhabi following a road accident.

Shopkeepers were surprised to see a remote-controlled police camera circle the skies over Muroor Road this afternoon.

The device, which looked like a 60-centimetre helicopter, took photos of a crash scene at the junction of Muroor and 15th Street.

Two men were hospitalised when a driver ran a red light and crashed into a taxi, said police at the scene. The taxi rolled from the impact of the crash.

“It’s the first time I've seen this. Wallah, I was astonished” said Samir Mohammed, owner of Firaiha Falafel who watched the scene from his chair.

The remote-controlled camera circled for 15 minutes.

“The same as a toy,” said Mohammed Faisal, a sales associate at Hello Future Mobiles.