The driver of Dubai police bus transportation services died in a fatal road accident while driving the bus, along with the death of one, six police employees were injured in Sharjah on Thursday.
The bus was involved in a crash with a lorry on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road.
The Sharjah police said emergency services and paramedics were called after the fatal accident.
After the accident, the bus driver was pronounced dead, whereas six police employees were taken to the nearby Al Qasimi and Al Kuwaiti hospitals in Sharjah.
The doctors said that the condition of six police employees is stable. The injuries are neither life-threatening nor life-taking.
A team from Sharjah Police visited those hurt in the crash.
Col Yousef Obaid bin Harmoul, director of Sharjah Police’s Comprehensive Police Centres Department, “said, We wanted to check on the health conditions of the injured and wish them all a speedy recovery.”
In addition, he said, “It was also to convey our condolences and those of Maj Gen Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander in Chief of Sharjah Police, to the family of the deceased. May God have mercy on his soul.”
UAE authorities have issued new rules on informing about road accidents motorists; reporting incidents to the proper authorities can be done on a computer, using an app, or with a simple phone call.
One can report road accidents in Dubai by using the government’s new DubaiNow app.
The new service allows motorists to report minor traffic accidents conveniently instead of waiting for the police to arrive at the scene or go to a police station.
By recording an incident on the DubaiNow app, motorists receive a Dubai Police report via email or text for any insurance claim.