Driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes
An Arab woman who accidentally drove her car into Al Mamzar Creek was saved by Dubai Police divers on Friday afternoon.
Her sinking car was also salvaged, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Abdullah Al-Qassib Al-Naqbi, director of the Maritime Rescue at Dubai Police.
The centre had received an emergency call at 4:30pm reporting the accident.
“A rescue team including divers from Dubai Police was immediately dispatched to the scene and reached the site within a few minutes. They secured the driver who had managed to get out from her car before reaching deep waters,” Al-Naqbi said.
“Our divers located the car which was 30-metre offshore, and then lifted it out of the water using a police crane,” he added.
The 41-year-old female driver had received bad news over the phone, before parking her vehicles, but failing to put it on parking mode. She then mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes.
Al-Naqbi urged all motorists to take caution while driving, and adhere to traffic laws to ensure their safety.