Due to Heavy fog
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, January 2nd 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Two people were killed and seven others sustained mild to severe injuries in an accident involving three cars. The accident occurred on Friday morning in Zayed City in the Western Region, Abu Dhabi, during thick fog, which horizontal visibility.
Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, explained that three vehicles, a pick-up, a bus, and a petrol tanker had crashed into one another. The crash caused a massive fire that erupted in the bus and the tanker.
Colonel Al Bloushi said, "Police and Traffic patrols as well as ambulance teams were rushed to the scene immediately upon receiving notification about the accident. The injured were evacuated and transferred to hospitals for treatment, five of whom were released after receiving the necessary treatment."
Colonel Al Bloushi stressed the importance of exercising caution while driving on internal and external roads, especially during the late hours of the night until the early hours of the morning. He also called upon motorists to leave sufficient safe distance between vehicles, to refrain from overtaking other vehicles, and to avoid other driving errors, such as using the hazard lights while driving in the fog, which may lead to traffic accidents.
Additionally, he called upon heavy vehicles' companies, operators and drivers to avoid using roads during fog, until the fog clears and visibility is good. He reiterated his warning to motorists to stop their vehicles off of the road, turn off their warning lights, and take all precautionary measures that will assure their safety while driving in foggy conditions. He also urged drivers to reduce speed gradually, drive cautiously at a speed that suits the surrounding conditions, to be able to avoid eventual road surprises in foggy weather.
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