13 kids hurt in bus accident

ABU DHABI — Thirteen students, all boys from the Girnyafore Preparatory School in Abu Dhabi, suffered light to moderate injuries when the school bus they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck near the Zayed Military City roundabout yesterday. There were 50 students in the bus.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2007, 8:31 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:38 AM

The driver of the bus probably could not see the parked truck because of the heavy fog, police sources said.

However, the bus driver was taken into police custody and investigations were on to ascertain the exact cause of the accident.

Colonel Hamad Adeel Al Shamsi, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department in Abu Dhabi Police, said the injured students were treated at Al Mafraq Hospital and later discharged.

Col Al Shamsi urged the motorists and school bus drivers to be careful while driving, specially at this time of the year when visibility is poor due to fog.

He also asked the officials at the Emirates Transport Corporation and other transport companies to instruct the drivers to take precautionary and safety measures while plying the streets.

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