One killed and another injured in horrific car crash

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One killed and another injured in horrific car crash By Alia Al Theeb, Staff Reporter GULF NEWS Last updated: January 27, 2008, 21:32

Dubai: A man was killed and another injured after a car overturned on Emirates Road on Sunday.

The victim, who was said to be speeding during poor weather conditions, lost control over the car. The vehicle flipped over, swerved and hit a signboard on the right side of the road.

The driver was killed on the spot while a passenger was injured and was taken to Rashid Hospital. The accident took place on Emirates Road near the bridge that leads to Al Ain.

Brigadier Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Director of Dubai Police’s Traffic Department, called on motorists to be more cautious during bad weather conditions, including rain.

Speeding may cause the vehicle to skid and the driver may lose control.

He said the chances of road accidents increase during rain, storm and fog and motorists should abide by safe driving guidelines during low visibility.

Brigadier Al Zafein said five per cent of all accidents occur during foggy or rainy weather.

He called for extra caution on main roads such as Shaikh Zayed Road, Emirates Ring Road and the Dubai-Al Ain Road.