Dubai: Traffic crawled to a halt in some parts of the UAE on Tuesday morning due to a series of road crashes.
From around 7am to past 9am, at least four collisions caused some gridlocks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Three of the accidents occurred at the UAE capital, and as of press time, no casualties have been reported.
In Abu Dhabi, outbound traffic was stalled as early as 8:41am after an accident occurred on Al Khaleej Al Arabi St, just after the Mussafah bridge.
At least three lanes of the highway were blocked, according to Abu Dhabi Traffic authorities.
Less than an hour later, two more accidents were reported, with one stalling traffic on Al Falah St before Rashid Bin Saeed road and the other on the E30 Abu Dhabi-Al Ain highway.
The Al Falah road crash occurred at 9:19 am, followed by the the accident on the E30 at 9:52am.
In Dubai, Sharjah-bound commuters experienced delays on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, just after Al Rashidiya due to another mishap involving a truck at 7:56 am.
On Monday, a recovery truck driver was killed and six others were injured in two separate road accidents in the UAE capital.
The driver died in a three-vehicle road crash, while the six other victims were hurt in a four-vehicle collision.
Accidents are a regular nuisance on roads. However, the number of fatalities caused by accidents in Dubai have dropped in the last ten years, from 22 deaths per 100,000 people in 2006 to 2.5 last year.