4 killed in head-on col­li­sion on Abuja-Lokoja road

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Four per­sons lost their lives, while nine oth­ers sus­tained var­i­ous de­grees of in­juries in a head-on col­li­sion that in­volved two ve­hi­cles on Tues­day evening at Aseni vil­lage, along Abuja-Lokoja road.

Our re­porter learnt that three per­sons died on the spot, while one per­son, among the nine in­jured, later died at about 5:34 pm at Abaji Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, where they were taken to for med­i­cal treat­ment.

A wit­ness said the crash hap­pened around 4:33 pm when a Volk­swa­gen Golf with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber KKF 928 AA on top speed veered off its lane and col­lided with an on­com­ing Pas­sat car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber BF 219 DKA, which was com­ing from the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

He said three pas­sen­gers in­side the Golf died in­stantly and three pas­sen­gers from the Pas­sat car were in­jured.

“There were three pas­sen­gers in­side the Golf and they died on the spot, be­fore men of the Fed­eral Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC) from Abaji com­mand came to evac­u­ate the corpses to the hos­pi­tal,” he said.

When con­tacted, the Abaji Unit Com­man­der of the FRSC, As­sis­tant Corps Com­man­der Moses Audu, con­firmed the ac­ci­dent and at­trib­uted it to tyre burst and speed­ing.

He said 13 peo­ple, com­pris­ing five males, six fe­males and two chil­dren were in­volved in the crash.

He dis­closed that the corpses have been taken to the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal morgue, while in­jured vic­tims were re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at Abaji and Kwali Gen­eral Hos­pi­tals.

In another in­ci­dent, three per­sons nar­rowly es­caped death on Mon­day af­ter­noon af­ter a Nissan car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber AAG 541 FGE, crashed into a ditch and caught fire near Gov­ern­ment Sec­ondary School (GSS) Yan­goji.

The Yan­goji Unit Com­man­der of the FRSC, As­sis­tant Corps Com­man­der, Jeremiah M. Fada, who con­firmed the ac­ci­dent yesterday, said it hap­pened around 3:53 pm when the driver who was on high speed lost con­trol.

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