Driver dies, 3 in­jured in Sabon Gari auto crash

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

A truck driver was trapped to death while three oth­ers sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries on Tues­day night in a fa­tal mo­tor ac­ci­dent which oc­curred at Sabon Gari vil­lage, along the Abu­jaLokoja High­way.

An eye­wit­ness said the ac­ci­dent hap­pened around 9:24 p.m. when a driver of Sino trailer with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber FGE 375 AX lost con­trol of the wheels and crashed into a ditch, killing the driver on the spot.

He said the oth­ers, in­clud­ing a con­duc­tor in­side the truck that sus­tained var­i­ous de­grees of in­juries were taken to the hospi­tal by of­fi­cials of the Federal Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC)

“The FRSC of­fi­cials and some sym­phathis­ers from the vil­lage have to use dag­gers to re­move the driver, who was trapped in the truck,’’ he said.

When con­tacted, Yan­goji Unit Com­man­der of the FRSC, Aus­tine Chuk­wudi Okeke, con­firmed the ac­ci­dent, say­ing the truck driver died on the spot, while other oc­cu­pants sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries.

He said the driver’s corpse was de­posited at the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hospi­tal at Gwag­wal­ada, while the in­jured ones were taken to Kwali Gen­eral Hospi­tal for med­i­ca­tion.

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