Three killed, 20 injured in Bauchi auto crash
NO fewer than three people were killed in Saturday’s auto crash opposite Mobile Police Barracks along the Bauchi-gombe Expressway, Bauchi.
Twenty others were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury in the crash.
Spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi Sector Command, Rilwan Suleiman, confirmed the accident to our correspondent in Bauchi on Monday.
he said the accident involved a Volkswagen bus with number plate BAU-473 ZE and a Toyota hummer Bus with number plate BAU473XA.
he said, “The accident was caused by speed violations and wrongful overtaking. There were 23 passengers in the two vehicles comprising 12 men, eight women and three children.
“We rushed the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching hospital for treatment.
“Two males and one female were confirmed dead. The remaining 20 sustained varying degrees of injury and are responding to treatment.”
Suleiman called for drivers to obey traffic regulations to avoid accidents.
he said, “They need to change their attitude towards driving because most of the crashes that are happening because of the refusal by drivers to obey simple rules and regulations.
“They must not be selfish, impatient and reckless on the road.