A Dubai driver caused a four-vehicle pile-up of luxury vehicles after crashing her Porsche into a parked Mercedes, according to local media reports.
According to the Dubai-based Gulf News, the Arab female driver’s crash with the Mercedes caused it to crash into a Mercedes and a Bentley also parked nearby.
In another incident, a careless male driver struck a barrier on Sheikh Zayed Road near the Trade Centre roundabout.
“It was a minor accident with no injuries,” said Colonel Faisal Al Qasim, director of the security media department at Dubai Police. “We can’t tell if the driver was busy with his mobile phone but there is evidence that he wasn’t paying attention to the road.”
A total of 59 people were killed and 495 others were injured in 438 traffic accidents in Dubai in 2018.
“Recently, some deadly accidents reported and reports revealed that the motorists didn’t make a reaction, [meaning] they were fully distracted,” Al Qasim said. “It is like closing the eye while driving.”