Dense fog causes car pile-up on Abu Dhabi highway

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A screenshot of the truck crashing in to cars on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. — Social media photo

Dubai — Dense fog has caused a car pileup in Abu Dhabi, involving between 40 and 70 cars, according to local media reports.

A video circulating on social media showed drivers getting out of their cars and running away from a speeding truck that rammed into the vehicles in dense fog Tuesday morning. The authenticity of the video could not be verified.

According to Al Khaleej Online, the pileup reportedly occurred on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, although there were other reports suggesting it had occurred on the Al-Ain highway.

Police patrols and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident. Injuries and damages are yet to be officially announced.

Dubai-based Al Bayan newspaper reported that traffic police dealt with three other accidents caused by dense fog on Shaikh Mohammed Rashid Highway and two others in the region of Al-Ain.

Al Arabiya weather reporter Hiba Zarour confirmed that foggy weather will persist in the Abu Dhabi region until Saturday.

“The conditions will remain stable but fog will continue with the high atmospheric pressure, accompanied by humidity and winds during this time,” she said.

The police urged people in cars not to slow down at the sites of the accident, which disrupts traffic and causes further congestion. — Al Arabiya English


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