3 killed as car rams into mov­ing truck at Kwali

Daily Trust - - NEWS CITY - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Three per­sons lost their lives af­ter a ve­hi­cle hit a mov­ing trailer from be­hind on Tues­day evening at Dabi vil­lage, near Kwali on the Abu­jaLokoja road.

Our re­porter learnt that the driver of the ve­hi­cle, who sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries, was res­cued by po­lice men on pa­trol at Kwali and taken to the hos­pi­tal.

A wit­ness said the crash hap­pened around 4:12 pm, when the driver of Volk­swa­gen Golf car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber XC 846 LKJ, com­ing on high speed amid heavy down­pour sud­denly hit a mov­ing Dan­gote truck.

He said the trailer was di­vert­ing to his lane when the Golf driver who over­took another ve­hi­cle from be­hind sud­denly hit the mov­ing truck and killed three pas­sen­gers on the spot.

“It was rain­ing heav­ily and at the same time, the driver was on top speed and he could not see his front clearly then he sud­denly rammed into the trailer, which left three pas­sen­gers dead on the spot, he said.

He said the corpses were evac­u­ated, in­clud­ing the in­jured driver, by some po­lice men on pa­trol and taken to the hos­pi­tal.

When con­tacted, the Yan­goji unit com­man­der of the FRSC, As­sis­tant Corps Com­man­der, Jeremiah M. Fada, said the po­lice car­ried out the res­cue be­fore the ar­rival of his men to the scene.

The Kwali Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) Yakubu Mo­hammed con­firmed the crash, say­ing three per­sons lost their lives and their corpses have been de­posited at the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal at Gwag­wal­ada.

He said the Golf driver, who sus­tained var­i­ous de­grees of in­juries was also re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at the same hos­pi­tal.

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