A driver has been heroically rescued by Abu Dhabi police from an imminent road crash this week after his brakes stopped functioning, local reports have said.
The motorist was driving at the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain highway at 130kmph on cruise control on Friday after the brakes of his 4x4 vehicle weren't working.
He said “he almost faced death” when he lost control of his vehicle, Khaleej Times reported, adding that this was “the first time the incident occurred.”
The motorist tried to put the transition on position N but the brakes were still not functioning.
He then called Abu Dhabi police to assist him, who began calming him down over phone and providing him with tips to do.
Newspaper reports say that 15 police patrols rushed to the location and guided him on the highway until he reached a safe destination.
Police have let his car drive in the middle of the patrols. When they cleared the road ahead, one patrol drove in front of the speeding vehicle and slowed the car down until the two vehicles made contact. The 4x4 then came to a stop.