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28 February 2024

Dubai Police Issue Warning After Deadly Speeding Incident in Al Khawaneej

By E247

A man and a woman died in a traffic accident while driving a sports car due to speeding after the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to veer off and fall from the top of the Etihad Mall bridge in the Al Khawaneej area of Dubai. 

Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, warned that exceeding the speed limit on roads is the primary cause of serious traffic accidents. He pointed out that speeding diminishes the driver's ability to assess road conditions, leading to a loss of vehicle control and increasing the likelihood of severe accidents.

The Accident

Al Mazrouei noted that the sports car driver was driving high speed over the Etihad Mall bridge in Al Khawaneej on Tuesday at 23:55. 

"As the car approached the bridge's curve, it skidded, collided with the curb, mounted the concrete barrier, and fell from the bridge to the street below,"  "Due to the excessive speed, the car continued in the opposite direction on the lower street until it came to rest on the median strip, where it caught fire, resulting in the deaths of the driver and a woman accompanying him," he explained.

Al Mazrouei confirmed that Experts from the Accident Inspection Department of Dubai Police were immediately dispatched to the scene to collect precise evidence to determine the causes of the accident. At the same time, traffic patrols managed traffic flow, secured the accident site, and facilitated the arrival of ambulances and rescue vehicles.

Reckless Behaviour

Al Mazrouei cautioned against reckless and irresponsible behaviours by some drivers, which can harm others and threaten their safety on the road. He urged drivers to be cautious, adhere to speed limits, avoid distractions, and comply with traffic laws and regulations to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of all road users.