By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Lives of ten persons were said to have been perished in a ghastly multiple crash which occurred last weekend at Filling Kokuwa in Rimin Zayam village along Toro – Bauchi road in Bauchi state.
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Relations Officer, Rilwanu Suleiman who confirmed the accident, said eight other persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the crash that involved 18 people.
Suleiman, who attributed the cause of the accident to dangerous driving and over-speeding said, ‘Yes, it is true there was an accident at Filling kokuwa, Rimi-Zayam village along Toro-Bauchi Federal Highway in Bauchi State which occurred on the 29th November, 2019 at about 8pm.
“The multiple crash involved two vehicles, a mini-bus Sharon with number plate: MSA 693 AA and a Volkswagen Golf 3, Saloon car with number plate: KMC 27 YJ”, the FRSC spokesman stated.
“There were 18 people that were involved in the crash, 12 males and 6 females. It was caused by dangerous driving and over speeding”.
“As a result, 8 people including 5 males and 3 females were injured while 10 people, 7 males and 3 females were killed.”
Suleiman explained that the injured victims were taken to Alumma Clinic for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at the Toro General Hospital.
The FRSC spokesman, who called for attitudinal change among drivers while on the highway, said however that the obstruction was equally cleared from the scene of the crash to allow a free flow of traffic.
“We still insist that motorists must change their attitude towards driving and use of the road.
They must avoid selfishness, impatience and recklessness on the road, because most accidents are caused by them and as a result, lives and properties are lost,” he concluded.