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Published: Friday, November 10, 2023, 2:46 p.m.

An SUV crashed into a pickup truck in Abu Dhabi after the driver changed lanes at the last minute on a busy highway. Abu Dhabi Police shared a video of the accident on Friday, highlighting the dangers of a sudden swerve and reckless overtaking.

In the images, the orange SUV is seen changing lanes just as it exits a main road. This, however, was only the first violation.

The motorist then heads towards the left lane of a diverted road but, at the last moment, the vehicle veers to the right, avoiding the restricted lines, and ends up crashing into a van.

The impact was so strong that the rear of the truck jumped and came to rest on its side.

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Here is the video.

Abu Dhabi Police reiterated its warning against incorrect detours and overtaking.

“Always make sure the road is clear before passing or changing lanes,” they said.

“Do not move between lanes recklessly and be sure to use the right lane if you are heading onto another road.”

Sudden deviation is a serious traffic violation punishable by a fine of Dh1,000 and four black points; The penalty for incorrect overtaking starts at Dh600 and can go up to Dh1,000, depending on the violation.

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