The Bauchi Province Sector Command of the Federal Route Security Corps (FRSC) on quarta-feira informed that 3 persons died in a fatal accident that occurred at Dungulbi village on the Bauchi-Gombe highway on Tuesday nighttime, patch 2 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The accident, according to the FRSC Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, involved a Toyota Hiace commercial passenger vehicle, with registration number, GME-74 YX and a private vehicle, a station wagon Opel Vectra with registration number, DSA-120 AA.
Abdullahi informed that the accident, which occurred opposite the Muslim cemetery on the highway, was as a termination of burst of one of the tyres of the Toyota Hiace passenger vehicle.
According to him, next the tyre burst, the driver lost command and later on had a head-on collision with the oncoming Opel Vectra.
The collision, he explained, led to the passenger vehicle catching flame, patch the station wagon did not.
“The incident happened opposite the Muslim burial ground junction, yesterday at in relation to 8.32pm. It was caused by a tyre burst as was confirmed to our men by the passengers who survived.
“The tyre burst led to the crash because when it happened, the driver lost command and and then had a head-on collision with the other automobile in the opposite direction,” Abdullahi informed.
He farther informed that accident victims were taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Academy Teaching Infirmary (ATBUTH) in the province working capital, where those who lost their lives were confirmed dead.
“The victims were rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Academy Teaching Infirmary, Bauchi, where 3 of them were confirmed dead. 2 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
“The driver of the passenger vehicle who was trapped died as a termination of the flame, patch 2 passengers in the other vehicle died,” he disclosed.
Abdullahi, notwithstanding, warned people, especially motorists, against overspending, nighttime travels and other practices capable of putting their lives and properties and those of others at risk.
He added that drivers should ensure that their vehicles are in proper shape before putting them on the roads.
“We advise them to drive under total controlled speed, they should avoid overspeeding as far as the visibility during the rainy flavor is not too okay. They should ensure that their wipers are working properly.
“We advise motorists to avoid nighttime journeys because it is real unsafe. So, drivers should be to a greater extent careful,” Abdullahi admonished.
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