9 Persons Die In Abuja Crash, FRSC Warns Against Night Trips
A tragic collision on the Yangoji-Abaji road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja has left nine people dead and ten others injured.
This was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by Mr. Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
At around 6:05 on Sunday morning, according to Kazeem, a Toyota Hiance Bus with the license plate KTG-450 KQ and a Howo Sino truck collided on the Yangoji-Abaji route.
He said the bus was coming from Osun while heading to Katsina State, but unfortunately crashed into a stationary Trailer.
According to him, the bus was going to Katsina State and was coming from Osun when it tragically collided with a trailer that was already in motion.
“Twenty-two people were involved in the crash. They were all males. Ten were injured and nine were killed. First aid was given to two.
“The FRSC recovered N3,170, six bags and four mobile phones.
“The rescue was a joint team of zebra 6 Yangoji, zebra 6, 16 Abaji and police. However, the injured victims taken to general hospital, Abaji by zebra 16 and police on patrol.
“While the nine corpses were deposited at a mortuary in General Hospital, Kwali, Abuja and the Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) Kwali division has taken over the investigation,” he said.
According to Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, who was quoted by Kazeem, the crash was the result of risky overtaking followed by a loss of control.
The Acting Corps Marshal emphasized that nighttime crashes result in more fatalities than daytime crashes.
He emphasized that the corps would step up its efforts by consistently interacting with drivers across the country.
This, he said, would be through aggressive awareness and sensitisation campaign, until the desired result was achieved.
He claimed that this would be done through an active awareness and sensitization campaign until the desired outcome was attained.
Biu advised vehicle owners to ensure that their vehicles were in order before putting them on the road, to avoid road crashes, especially at night.
Before putting their cars on the road, owners were recommended by Biu to check that they were in working order in order to prevent accidents, particularly at night.