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One killed, 14 injured in accident

One person was killed and 14 others sustained injuries in an accident in Dubai on Sunday morning.

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Amira Agarib

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Published: Mon 30 Jul 2012, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:45 AM

A bus transporting workers crashed into a heavy truck on Al Saffoah Road at 6.50am, resulting in the death of one worker and causing serious injuries to six persons and moderate to minor injuries to eight others, said Saif Muhair, acting Director of the General Department of Traffic.

He attributed the accident to speeding and careless driving and said that police patrols, ambulance and Air Wing of the Dubai Police rushed to the site and transported the injured to hospital.

In another accident took place at Garhoud Bridge on Thursday evening, a 21-year-old Emirati, identified as Ali Hassan, was hit by a car and died on the spot. He was checking his car from outside, which was stopped while on the bridge when a car hit him, a police source said on Sunday. His body was transported to the General Department of Forensic Medicine of the Dubai Police.

Meanwhile, the Command and Control Room of the Dubai Police has recorded 195 serious to moderate injuries in traffic accidents since the beginning of Ramadan.

Colonel Omar Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, Director of the Command and Control Room, explained that speeding and reckless driving before Iftar time and not obliging with the lane discipline resulted in the rising number of traffic accidents.

The Dubai Police are keen to spread traffic awareness among drivers and road users throughout the year, he said, adding that people should enjoy Ramadan and Eid holidays without creating disturbance to others by violating traffic regulations.

Lieutenant Zayed Al Baadani, Head of the Analysis and Monitoring Section at the Command Room, urged the public to call 999 only in emergencies and to use toll-free number 901 in case of queries regarding Dubai Police services or to get good conduct certificate, burial permission and other police services. He said that non-emergency calls on 999 will waste time of the police and delay real police assistance.

Al Shamsi said that the Command Room had received 23,417 calls including 5,050 queries in the first six months of the year.

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