One dead, 8 injured in 19-vehicle pile up due to fog in Abu Dhabi - GulfToday

One dead, 8 injured in 19-vehicle pile up due to fog in Abu Dhabi

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Police and officials cordoned off the accident site in Abu Dhabi.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

An Asian national died and 8 people were injured in a 19-vehicle pileup in the Maqatara area "towards Al Mafraq" in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning.

The accident occurred due to distraction from traffic on the road and not keeping sufficient space between vehicles when there was poor visibility due to fog.

fog accident 2 A damaged minibus is parked on the side of the road in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Police called for caution while driving, and not be preoccupied while driving, especially during early hours when fog formation takes place to avoid accidents.

The police also urged motorists to follow up on traffic bulletins, emphasising the importance of adhering to safe driving and the speed limits set on the roads in these circumstances.

The Abu Dhabi Police urged motorists to practise safe driving during the expected foggy weather conditions in the coming days. 
Motorists are also required to adhere to a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour during periods of fog, noting that speed limits on the electronic road signs change according to weather conditions.

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