Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, June 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Five UAE citizens were killed today “Saturday”, in a horrific traffic accident, in Al Razeen area in Abu Dhabi, causing one of the vehicles to catch fire.
The operations room received a report at 10 am about an accident between two 4-wheel drive vehicles, which were involved in a head-on collision. The competent police teams were mobilized immediately, and the civil defense forces brought the fire under control, while traffic patrols secured the traffic at the accident site. Investigations are still ongoing to uncover the details of the accident.
Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters expressed his grief for this tragic accident. He pointed to the importance of adhering to the traffic laws and regulations, paying attention to the road while driving and refraining from over-speeding to preserve the safety of other motorist and road users. He also stressed the necessity of leaving a sufficient safety distance between vehicles, to avoid such tragic accidents in case of emergencies.
“The majority of serious accidents, which lead to deaths and injuries, are mostly caused by over-speeding.” He added “Over-speeding and reckless driving put the driver and other road users in danger and cause major losses in lives and properties, and a state of confusion while driving or after the accident.”
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