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Dubai Police remind motorists to be cautious after multiple accidents

One person killed and 14 others injured in road accidents since Friday
Team shortlist30 May 2017 AT 03:11 PM
Traffic, Road accidents, News, Dubai
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Traffic, Road accidents, News, Dubai
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Traffic, Road accidents, News, Dubai
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Since last Friday, multiple traffic accidents across Dubai have led to one person being killed and 14 injured, according to Dubai Police.

A post on Dubai Police HQ’s Arabic language Facebook page explained that someone died as a result of their injuries following a collision last Friday on Emirates Road near Al Maktoum Airport. “[…] due to lack of attention and speeding, his vehicle collided with a truck from behind,” the post reads.

There was another collision the same day where a vehicle hit a bike, leaving the biker badly wounded.

An accident on Sunday morning saw two buses collide, after one of the buses crossed into another lane. Eight people were injured, however it is understood that none of these injuries are life threatening.  

On Saturday a pedestrian was hit by a car near the Iranian consulate, leaving him seriously injured.

A further accident with a Range Rover and a bike was reported in Dubai Media City.

Dubai Police director general of traffic department Brigadier General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei has appealed for motorists to abide by traffic regulations and not to put their own lives, or the lives of others, at risk.

Also, remember that if you see an accident you should never take a picture of it.

Taking and sharing images of accidents is illegal in the UAE as it shows disrespect to those injured and their families. In August last year the Ministry of Interior cautioned that the circulation of these images “is unacceptable as it can cause psychological shock to parents when they view such images.” This warning followed a fatal traffic accident in Ajman, as images of the crash site were later seen on social media.

Unless an accident picture was posted by an official account such as Dubai Police or the RTA, it’s best not to share it.

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