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Road Crash in Dubai Leaves 7 Dead, 13 Injured

Road Crash in Dubai Leaves 7 Dead, 13 Injured

A minibus crashed into a lorry on Emirates Road near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on July 26th. The accident happened when the bus was transporting 20 people. Seven people were killed in the accident while 13 others were injured. According to the director of Dubai traffic police Col Saif Al Mazrouei, "A [...]

Bus Crash Kills 3, Injures 53 in Abu Dhabi

Bus Crash Kills 3, Injures 53 in Abu Dhabi

A bus crashed into a metal fence and rolled downhill while travelling at Al Ghuwaifat-Abu Dhabi highway in Abu Dhabi on May 16. Authorities said the accident happened when the bus was transporting a group of Dubai-based Indians back after they performed Umrah in Saudi Arabia. The bus ended up in an overturned position. Three people, [...]

4 Killed as Bus Crashed into Doha Bus Station

4 Killed as Bus Crashed into Doha Bus Station

A bus crashed into the passengers waiting at the Mowasalat's Central Bus Station in Frij Al Ghanim, Doha, Qatar, at around 12:30 p.m. on December 12. The accident happened when the passengers were waiting for the bus number 156, which was scheduled to take them to Al Khartiyat. Four people were killed in the accident. The deceased include 2 [...]

School Bus Collided with Truck in Ras Al Khaimah, 21 Injured

School Bus Collided with Truck in Ras Al Khaimah, 21 Injured

A government school bus hit a truck on Salihiya Road in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, injuring 18 girls and 3 drivers. The accident happened on June 1, when a car coming from the hard shoulder forced the bus driver to swerve off the lane to avert hitting it. Consequently, the bus smashed into a truck on the same lane from the driver’s side. Both the [...]

Bus Rear-Ended Stationary Truck in Dubai: 15 Killed

Bus Rear-Ended Stationary Truck in Dubai: 15 Killed

A bus carrying 29 laborers crashed into a stationary truck on Emirates Road near exit 50 in Dubai at 6.30am on May 10. The bus, en-route to Abu Dhabi, hit the truck from behind and skidded it for about 8 meters, the truck turned over, and the bus continued to skid 5 more meters before coming to stop. Fifteen passengers were killed and more [...]

15 Injured in Sharjah Bus Crash

15 Injured in Sharjah Bus Crash

Fifteen people were injured after a bus, carrying tourists from the US, UK, Pakistan, Italy, Egypt and Yemen, crashed on Maleiha Road in Sharjah. The tourists were on their way back to Dubai, after an excursion trip to northern emirates, when their bus crashed late night on Friday, April 25. Authorities confirmed that fifteen people, [...]

Metra Unable to meet 2015 Deadline

Metra Unable to meet 2015 Deadline

Congress's order to the railroads to install the positive train control system by 2015's end, but Metra claims to be unable to afford the high cost of the technology involved. They want the deadline pushed to 2018. But after a Metro-North train derailed on a curve at 82 mph, Congress may not extend the deadline. Four people died Sunday when [...]

Emirates Van Full of Oriental Workers Flips on Expressway, 4 killed

Emirates Van Full of Oriental Workers Flips on Expressway, 4 killed

What: Company bus Where: Ras Al Khaimah When: April 12 2012 Who: 4 fatalities, 28 injuries Why: A bus swerved off the road to avoid an oncoming car, and flipped, killing four oriental janitors. The bus driver turned off from the road to avert hitting that car that had turned into traffic and going the wrong way, forcing the bus to [...]