Dubai: 12 people injured in five separated accidents in Dubai in the past three days, police said yesterday.
According to officials from Dubai Police traffic department, six people sustained minor to moderate injures in a three-vehicle collision that took place at 1pm on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
Police said the accident took place on the way to Sharjah when a heavy vehicle driven by a Pakistani man swerved across the road and hit a taxi before landing on the cement road barriers. The vehicle then hit another car on the opposite side of the road.
The incident caused a huge traffic jam in both directions.
On Saturday, a four-year-old Indian girl and an 18-year-old Indian woman sustained minor injuries in a parking area in front of a house in Dubai.
Police said the accident took place at 4.30pm when a Pakistani van driver hit two stationary cars. The victims, who were sitting in one of the cars, were taken to hospital.
Also on Saturday, a 28-year-old Egyptian Dubai Water and Electricity Authority worker sustained minor injures when he was run over by a pick-up being driven by a 35-year-old Indian. Police said the victim had been jaywalking near a zebra crossing.
In Karama on Al Kuwait Road, a 40-year-old Indian man was run over by a countryman driving a Honda Civic. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
Elsewhere, an 18-year-old driver suffered very severe injuries on Friday afternoon in a collision on Tunisia Road.