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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Truck crashes at Shindaga Tunnel entrance: Tunnel closes and diverts traffic

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A truck conveying an excavator on board crashed into an iron height restriction hindrance at the passage of the Shindagha Tunnel, which made the barrier to fall on the ground because of the effect of the impact.

No injuries were reported for, the Dubai Police affirmed.

Colonel Omar Musa Ashour, Deputy Director of Naif Police Station, expressed that the Transport and Rescue Department and the Traffic Department, in participation with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), quickly shaped a joint team to deal with the episode that happened from the beginning Sunday morning.

The tunnel in the two ways was shut and traffic was redirected to stay away from clog.

The joint work team was capable inside a couple of hours to eliminate the truck, the apparatus and the iron hindrance from the passageway to the tunnel, and return it for traffic.

The tunnel was operational in record time before the pinnacle hours on account of the purposeful endeavors between Dubai Police and the RTA in dealing with this kind of accidents, Ashour added.

Colonel Ashour clarified that the truck driver endeavored to enter the tunnel with the truck stacked with the excavator, overlooking the numerous admonition signs put out and about neighboring the tunnel, which forestall the passage of trucks.

He approached drivers to completely stick to the characteristic signs to avoid accidents.

As of late, the Abu Dhabi Police have kept a truck driver for submitting three distinctive traffic violations that influenced the traffic stream on Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.

The driver was driving carelessly without departing sufficient room from different vehicles, other than overwhelming vehicles in course and not keeping the traffic signs set for drivers.

The Abu Dhabi Police’s Traffic and Patrols Directorate encouraged proprietors of trucks and weighty vehicles to continually alarm their organization drivers about sticking to traffic rules and guidelines to keep up their security and the wellbeing of different drivers.

Police additionally prompted truck proprietors not to permit hefty vehicles on streets during hazy hours, and take all fundamental security safety measures to forestall the event of accidents such climate conditions.

In a past proclamation made by Abu Dhabi Police, transports and heavy vehicles employing on the streets during mist time will get a fine of Dhs500 and 4 black points.

 

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