1 Killed, 6 Injured in Two Road Accidents in Abu Dhabi

A couple of days after a report of a truck accident in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, two road accidents occurred on Monday evening (Ocober 15, 2018) in Abu Dhabi. The first accident involved 3 vehicles where one driver was confirmed dead, while the second accident involved a collision between 4 vehicles resulting to six people getting injured.

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According to the report, the cause of the said accident was due to insufficient distance between the vehicles. We remind all drivers to please keep safe distance and avoid tailgating.

Two Road Accidents in Abu Dhabi

Below is the post from the Abu Dhabi Police official Instagram page of the said accident and report:


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لعدم ترك مسافة أمان كافية والانشغال بغير الطريق .. وفاة سائق و إصابة 6 بحادثين في أبوظبي . . توفي سائق “ريكفري” في حادث تصادم بين ثلاث مركبات، فيما لحقت ب 6 أشخاص إصابات بسيطة في حادث تصادم آخر بين 4 مركبات على طريق المطار. وقال المقدم دكتور عبدالله يوسف السويدي نائب مدير إدارة مرور المناطق الخارجية في مديرية المرور والدوريات بشرطة أبوظبي، بأن التحقيقات الأولية أرجعت أسباب الحادثين إلى الانشغال عن الطريق أثناء القيادة وعدم ترك مسافة كافية بين المركبات. ودعا السويدي قائدي المركبات ومستخدمي الطريق إلى ضرورة أخذ الحيطة والحذر والوقوف في مكان مناسب لا يعرض حياة مستخدمي الطريق الخطر، وعدم الانشغال أثناء القيادة، واختيار المكان المناسب للوقوف في حالات الطوارئ تجنباً لوقوع الحوادث المرورية الجسيمة، وترك مسافة أمان كافية بين المركبات. وطالب السويدي بعدم التجمهر في أماكن الحوادث والذي من شأنه أن يشكل خطورة على حياتهم، واعتبر تجمهر الأفراد حول الحوادث  سلوكاً غير حضاري قد يعيق جهود فرق الإنقاذ، وتشغلهم عن أداء مهامهم الأساسية، ويعرقل وصول سيارات الإسعاف لموقع الحادث. ودعا إلى ضرورة إفساح الطريق لسيارات الإسعاف والانقاذ لتتمكن من الوصول إلى موقع الحادث والقيام بمهامها على وجه السرعة . وكان مركز القيادة والتحكم بإدارة العمليات بقطاع العمليات المركزية في شرطة أبوظبي تلقى بلاغان، بوقوع الحادثين مساء اليوم ( الأثنين ) وقامت الجهات المختصة في شرطة أبوظبي بتأمين الموقع، وتخطيط الحادثين، ونقل المصابين إلى المستشفى. #الإمارات #أبوظبي #شرطة_أبوظبي #أخبار_شرطة_أبوظبي #الإعلام_الأمني ‏#UAE #AbuDhabi #ADPolice #ADPolice_news ‏#security_media

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Below is the translated version of the above post:

Not leaving a sufficient safety distance and busy while on the road .. The death of a driver and injury 6 in two incidents in Abu Dhabi

The driver of the “Rescue” died in a collision between three vehicles, while 6 people suffered minor injuries in another collision between 4 vehicles on the airport road.

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Abdullah Yousuf Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director of Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police Department of Traffic and Patrols, said that the preliminary investigations attributed the causes of the accidents to the concern of the road while driving and not to leave sufficient distance between vehicles.

Al Suwaidi called on motorists and road users to take precautionary measures in an appropriate place that does not endanger the lives of dangerous road users, and not to be busy while driving, and to choose the right place to stand in emergency situations to avoid serious traffic accidents.

Al-Suwaidi called for non-gathering in the places of accidents, which would be dangerous to their lives. He said that the gathering of people about the incidents is an uncivilized behavior that may hinder the efforts of the rescue teams, and prevent them from reaching the site.

He called for the need to make way for ambulances and rescue to be able to access the scene of the accident and carry out its tasks quickly.

The Abu Dhabi Police Central Command Operations Command and Operations Center (ADPC) received two complaints from the two incidents on Monday evening and the Abu Dhabi Police Authority secured the site, planned the incidents and transported the wounded to the hospital.

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