Abu Dhabi Police said the driver was operating during banned hours
Abu Dhabi Police have arrested the truck driver involved in the 44-vehicle pile-up on Tuesday morning.
Twenty-two people were injured in the massive accident on Sheikh Mohammed Road after the Kizad bridge, in the direction of Abu Dhabi.
Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, director of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police said the truck driver was arrested over his non-compliance with the ban imposed on heavy vehicles during the peak hours, and for driving in unstable weather conditions. He added that the driver also endangered the health and safety of others, and destroyed vehicles belonging to others, contrary to the Federal Penal Code.
Late last year, Abu Dhabi imposed a ban on heavy trucks and vehicles from its main roads during peak hours – 6.30am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm.