A shop near Al Ghurair Centre, Deira, was wrecked as a taxi trying to avoid hitting another car crashed into the shop. A shop attendant escaped unhurt from the accident. Image Credit: Lalani Shamsudin/Gulf News reader

Dubai: A shop attendant escaped unharmed after a taxi crashed into the Iranian Sweets shop where she was working on Tuesday evening.

Eyewitnesses said the woman shop attendant was suffering from shock, and the taxi driver sustained a simple injury in the accident.

According to Dubai Police's Traffic Department, the crash, which happened on Omar Bin Khattab Street at the junction opposite Ghurair Centre, was caused by a driver who took a U-turn where it was not allowed.

The taxi driver was driving on the opposite side of the road when a car entered the road unexpectedly, and in an attempt to avoid colliding with it, he ended up crashing into the shop.

Lalani Shamsuddin, a businessman, had just parked his car and was walking home when he heard the crash. "I rushed to see what happened, and I found that a car had crashed into the sweet shop. The entire shop seemed wrecked although miraculously, no one was injured," he said.

There were no customers in the shop at the time, only the shop attendant was there.