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|14 March, 2019

68 traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi due to fog

The fog led to 68 traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road, which caused ten minor injuries

ABU DHABI- The command and control centres of the Abu Dhabi Police, ADP, received 205 reports of traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra caused by morning fog on its '999' emergency phone line.

The fog led to 68 traffic accidents in Abu Dhabi on the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road, which caused ten minor injuries.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Al Mifraq and Al Rahba. Brigadier Nasser Sulaiman Al Maskari, Director of Operations, stated that the ADP’s command and control centres are receiving calls, identifying the locations of accidents, and communicating with relevant authorities to undertake the necessary procedures. Brigadier Ahmed Abdullah Al Shehhi, Deputy Director of the ADP Traffic and Patrols Directorate, called on motorists to drive safely in volatile weather conditions and follow safety regulations.

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