69 road accidents reported so far this year

The first 11 months of this year saw 69 accidents that led to eight deaths.

About 11 were critically hurt, 35 moderately and 21 people escaped with minor injuries.

Emirates Road witnessed the largest number of run-over accidents. There were nine mishaps reported that led to three deaths and seven people were injured.

The streets of Amman, Ras Al Khor and Al Quoz industrial areaswitnessed  eight run-over accidents, which led one death and 26 injuries.

There has been a slight increase in the number of accidents this year, compared to 67 cases reported in 2010.

Meanwhile, Dubai Bypass led in the number of accidents and deaths this year. Until November, there were 12 accidents reported causing 14 deaths (including seven drivers, six passengers and one pedestrian).

Emirates Road came second with 10 accidents and 10 deaths forming 8.3 per cent of the total deaths.

Dubai-Al Ain Road came third with six mishaps and six deaths - forming five per cent of total deaths.

Sheikh Zayed Road followed with five accidents and five deaths - 4.2 per cent of the total deaths during the period.

Meanwhile, last year Emirates Road recorded the most number of accidents.

There were 18 mishaps that led to 23 deaths - 16.4 per cent of the total number of deaths which was 140.

Sheikh Zayed Road witnessed 12 traffic accidents which resulted in 14 deaths, 10 per cent of total deaths.

Dubai Bypass Road witnessed five accidents resulting in nine deaths.