Statement from Greg Ward, Managing Director of Transguard Group

We were deeply shocked and saddened by the news that our colleagues had been involved in a serious traffic accident at 8 am on Tuesday 23 May 2017, which resulted in seven fatalities and multiple injuries. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the deceased and our thoughts and prayers are with each of them during this extremely difficult time.

We are providing ongoing support to those who have been injured and have deployed our employee support services teams to comfort those still in shock or distressed by this news. Transguard personnel are working tirelessly, counselling, notifying next of kin and coordinating with the doctors and nurses on behalf of the injured in hospital - arranging visits, passing on personal messages as well as offering medical updates to loved ones. Our employees are always our primary focus and we are doing everything we can to support their physical and emotional health.

Thank you

We would also like to praise the professional and heroic work carried out by Dubai’s emergency services, who arrived on the scene within minutes and worked determinedly to free trapped passengers, offer emergency medical treatment, before transporting the casualties to multiple hospitals.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our customers and our friends from across the business community. Thank you for your messages of condolence, we appreciate your support.

I would also like to thank the team at Transguard for pulling together during this very difficult time to support our colleagues. In the wake of this terribly tragic accident I know we will continue to work together as a team to help our colleagues through the recovery process and on the path to healing.

Once again, my deepest condolences go out to the bereaved, their families and friends and of course our colleagues still recovering from their injuries.

Greg Ward
Managing Director, Transguard Group

Transguard Hotline

If you are based overseas and you are concerned about the safety of a loved one or a friend at Transguard you can contact us on +971 (0) 4 703 0500 or via email on info@transguardgroup.com. If you are based in Dubai you can contact us on toll-free free number 800 1800.