Dubai: The tram service was briefly disrupted on Wednesday night when a car smashed into a moving train at an intersection in Jumeirah Beach Residence.
The car-train smashup, reported at around 8pm, was minor and the service was resumed soon after, according to Tweeps.
It's finally starting to feel like Amsterdam in here. #Dubai Tram just slammed into a car pic.twitter.com/Iw9Fe8vkXH— Rami Saad (@RamiSaad) December 17, 2014
Emergency workers rushed to the site and traffic at the intersection came to a standstill for several minutes.
Tweeps blamed the car's driver, saying the vehicle crossed a red light as the tram was rolling. Some drivers expressed their ire on the car driver.So THIS is why I'm stuck in traffic and late for dinner. #shouldvewalked #dubaitram pic.twitter.com/NanypNx5iV— Chris Quy (@chrisquy) December 17, 2014
The service was delayed by about 15 minutes, according to Tweeps.
No injuries were reported.
Driving through a red light without causing a tram accident could get a fine of up to Dh5,000 and withdrawal of driving license for up to three months.
Causing an accident that leads to a bodily injury could invite a fine of up to Dh15,000 and withdrawal of driving license for up to six months, according to Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority.