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Abu Dhabi: The first week of Ramadan saw eight people killed in road accidents across the country and 48 accidents occurred during that time injuring 66 people, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Detailing the number and types of accidents that occurred from May 27 to June 3, the ministry said 30 out of the 48 accidents were caused by cars crashing into each other, and another 10 were cars hitting pedestrians.
Of the 66 people who suffered injuries, 10 of them were serious, 31 medium, with the rest being light injuries, the statement added.
Lieutenant Gaith Hassan Al Za’abi, the general director of traffic coordination at the MoI, urged drivers to comply with all road safety rules to avoid accidents that would result in death or injuries.
He stressed the importance of driving within the speed limits, keeping oneself focused on the road at all times, avoiding distraction by mobile phones, and respecting pedestrian crossings.