Kogi auto crash claims 4—-FRSC
By Thompson Yamput
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi says four persons have died andvsix others sustained injuries on Tuesday in an accident on Kabba-Lokoja-Abuja road.
Kogi Sector Commander, CC Stephen Dawulung,who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Wednesday, explained that one person came out of the accident without injury.
Dawulung said that the accident involved a bus, adding that it happened at 3.10 p.m. on Tuesday, at Km 2, Line 3, Obajana, Kogi on Kabba-Lokoja-Abuja road.
He said that the injured persons were rescued by the Corps’ personnel and quickly rushed to an hospital in Obajana for treatment while the four bodies were deposited in the hospital’s morgue.
He said that the accident was caused by high speeeding that could not be controlled when one of the tyres deflated, resulting in a summersault.
“If the driver wasn’t on high speed, the accident might not have occurred or it could have been mild.
“It’s unfortunate that most times, you see drivers competing on the road for no just cause but only to put their lives and those of their passengers at risk.
“We always advise that drivers should adhere to stipulated speed limit as provided for all categories of vehicles.
“They should always endeavour to conduct routine checks on their vehicles, including tyres, before embarking on any journey and avoid the use of second hand tyres,” he advised.
Edited by Dada Ahmed.