Bus accident causes delay for AUS commuters

The bus involved in the accident suffered significant damage to its front end (ZAHRA RASHID PHOTO)

By Zahra Rashid

A bus accident on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road caused a delay for commuters from Dubai to American University of Sharjah at approximately 1:15 p.m., Tuesday. 

The accident involved a small bus and a van. The bumper, windshield and headlight of the bus were destroyed. 

Two Dubai Police cars and an ambulance arrived at the scene and blocked off all six lanes of the road, causing the traffic build up. At least two passengers on the bus were injured and were tended to by paramedics. 

No other casualties were reported. 

The rest of the bus passengers were sitting on the side of the road. 

The Dubai Metro Shuttle Bus to AUS usually arrives at approximately 1:30 p.m., but was delayed 25 minutes as a result.