Driver dies, 3 injured in Sabon Gari auto crash
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.