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The Dean Mar 11th 2008 3:36 pm

Photos of that accident - warning: not for the squeamish
 
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Good grief............

Madam Medusa Mar 11th 2008 3:42 pm

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hmmm...very, very sobering...

MM, xx

MataHari Mar 11th 2008 4:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 6048488)
hmmm...very, very sobering...

MM, xx

I have just been looking at the pics on the Gulf news website....I am trying not to think about how those people must have felt...

nottmbantam Mar 11th 2008 4:34 pm

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Crikey, what a mess. Really does make you think.

Inselaffen Mar 11th 2008 4:53 pm

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lets hope it finally pushes the police to do something about the ridiculous driving on SZR instead of spending all their time sat on the Beach Road doing very little.

Confucius Mar 11th 2008 5:32 pm

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Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 6048463)
Good grief............

I've already been *ucked up about the whole thing since 11 this morning...GOD keep everyone from harm...

Confucius Mar 11th 2008 5:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Inselaffen (Post 6048734)
lets hope it finally pushes the police to do something about the ridiculous driving on SZR instead of spending all their time sat on the Beach Road doing very little.

I didn't even see one police car in the sunday morning fog from SHJ all the way to JAFZA...I wonder what is their purpose half the time; collecting tickets only for cars who cross the yellow line???

Chris79 Mar 11th 2008 7:25 pm

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OH $hit! Well it's made me think about how I drive.
I wonder how many people will drive the same way they did yesterday, tomorrow?
Those pictures look like someone has dropped a bomb on the area! Scary.

Inselaffen Mar 11th 2008 7:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Chris79 (Post 6049322)
OH $hit! Well it's made me think about how I drive.
I wonder how many people will drive the same way they did yesterday, tomorrow?
Those pictures look like someone has dropped a bomb on the area! Scary.

Unfortunately I can't see it making any difference to how drivers from certain communities here drive. the only thing that wil stop the is long driving bans for stupid driving and that ain't going to happen to any local with enough Wasta!

Chris79 Mar 11th 2008 7:35 pm

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Originally Posted by Inselaffen (Post 6049343)
Unfortunately I can't see it making any difference to how drivers from certain communities here drive. the only thing that wil stop the is long driving bans for stupid driving and that ain't going to happen to any local with enough Wasta!

Thats my worry too. Certain people over here seem to feel above the law and/or untouchable and invincible. It scares me seeing some of the stuff that goes on over here. I just hope that I don't turn that way as well. I will never be able to go home :ohmy:

Inselaffen Mar 11th 2008 8:32 pm

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I love the quote from a Shaleela Salem in the Gulfnews

"There were people and labourers on the road"

sums up the attitude to labourers here really.

madmidwife Mar 11th 2008 8:54 pm

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Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 6048463)
Good grief............

Terrible, terrible. I've been to some RTA's over here never seen anything so scary.

Madam Medusa Mar 12th 2008 4:11 am

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Originally Posted by Inselaffen (Post 6049562)
I love the quote from a Shaleela Salem in the Gulfnews

"There were people and labourers on the road"

oh god, that is so bad...and so typical of here...

MM, xx

lionheart Mar 12th 2008 4:22 am

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Originally Posted by Chris79 (Post 6049349)
Thats my worry too. Certain people over here seem to feel above the law and/or untouchable and invincible. It scares me seeing some of the stuff that goes on over here. I just hope that I don't turn that way as well. I will never be able to go home :ohmy:

Unless you turn into an Emirati, Saudi, Yemeni or Egyptian overnight, you will never turn that way as well.

Madam Medusa Mar 12th 2008 12:33 pm

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it's extraordinary...they are still saying on the news that they don't know the exact number of fatalities, but at the moment, it is still at 5...i really hope that it is as low as that, but can't believe it for one minute...

MM, xx


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