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3 injured in vehicle pile-up in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, January 3, 2015

Three people were injured in a vehicle pile-up involving 19 cars on Abu Dhabi– Al Ain road on Saturday morning due to thick fog.

The police said that one camel was killed and two others sustained multiple fractures, when the truck transporting nine camels overturned due to the collision.
Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, the head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, said initial investigation results showed that the accident occurred due to thick fog that blanketed the area and reduced horizontal visibility.

"Police and Traffic patrols as well as ambulance and rescue teams were rushed to the scene immediately upon receiving notification about the accident. The paramedics administered first aid to the injured and provided them with medical care on site, before transferring them to hospitals for treatment," stated Colonel Al Bloushi.

"The damaged vehicles were removed from the crash site, and the injured animals were provided with necessary treatment in co-ordination with the relevant entities," he added.

The accident comes a day after a three-car pile-up accident in Zayed City in the Western Region, Abu Dhabi, which killed two people and injured seven others due to low visibility.

A fuel tanker and a bus were gutted in the fire that broke out due to the collision, and the pick-up truck was severely damaged, said Colonel Al Bloushi.

He urged motorists to exercise 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 appealed to them 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.-TradeArabia News Service

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