127-car crash in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 dead and dozens hurt

By on Apr 3, 2011 in Asia Comments

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – A chain-reaction car crash involving 127 vehicles occurred on Saturday, April 2, 2011, with one casualty and dozens others injured.

part of the 127-car crash scene
Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Police/TheNational.ae

According to news sites in UAE, the 127-car crash incident happened on Saturday, at around 10:50 a.m. (Dubai time) on E-11 motorway at the 91km marker near Al Samha, between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Reports said that the pile-up of the 127 vehicles extended to more than 500 yards, with cars, buses and vans included, leaving an identified Asian national died and about 60 others injured.

Abu Dhabi Police traffic department officials told the news that the collision began when a driver failed to slow down in the fog and eventually led to the domino-effect incident.

“The rear-ended several vehicles are traveling in the same direction.” Abu Dhabi Police traffic department head Brig. Gen. Hussein al Harethi was quoted as saying.

Most of the injured were rushed to the Al Rahba hospital, at least nine of them suffered critical wound but are now stable, and no one was admitted in the intensive care unit.

The affected road was reopened for normal traffic nearly three hours later.

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