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One killed, eight injured in Abu Dhabi road accident

The 4 vehicle pileup occurred under the Mafraq Bridge in the direction of Abu Dhabi city

Abu Dhabi: One person was killed and eight others were injured in the capital in a collision involving four vehicles, Abu Dhabi Police said on Friday.

The pileup occurred under the Mafraq Bridge in the direction of Abu Dhabi city.

All injured were transferred to the nearby Mafraq hospital.

Preliminary investigations point to abrupt lane changes and tailgating to be the cause of the accident, police said. 

Abu Dhabi Police urged motorists to abide by road traffic rules and obey prescribed speed limits. It also asked drivers to leave sufficient gap between vehicles and avoid stopping in the middle of the road or at hard shoulders. 

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