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Flying road signs led to 15-car pile-up on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road

Minibus overturned in separate accident on same road

Flying road signs led to 15-car pile-up on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road
Traffic moves along Sheikh Zayed road in the heart of Dubai, 15 March 2007. The emirate, which counts some 1.4 million residents, has declared war on its crippling traffic problem. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

High winds in Dubai led to a 15-car pile-up on Sheikh Zayed Road, which left one man seriously injured, a Dubai Police chief said. 

Strong winds in the emirate on Saturday caused road signs on Sheikh Zayed Road to fly off, which was the cause of the 15-car pile-up, Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Dubai Traffic Police told Gulf News.

In a separate accident on the Sheikh Zayed Road, eight people were injured when the minibus they were travelling in overturned, just after the Eppco station in the direction of Abu Dhabi.

Al Mazroui said the driver lost control of the vehicle when he swerved to avoid a piece of wood on the road.