Four Died, 59 Injured in Boxing Day Kaduna-Abuja Road Accident

Four Died, 59 Injured in Kaduna-Abuja Road Accident
Kaduna - Abuja road crash
Not less than four people have died with about 59 others sustaining varying degrees of injury in a Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, road crash in Kaduna State.

The accident that occurred at Sabon Sara Village along Kaduna to Abuja was attributed to the overloading of goods and humans as well as fatigue on the side of the driver.

Kabir Nadabo, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) states that the accident involved a trailer (Iveco) with registration number MKA 99 YS and it occurred at around 03:30hrs.

Nadabo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that "The combined rescue teams of RS1.113 Zhipe and RS1.17 Birnin Yero conducted the rescue.

Commenting on the accident, Nadabo confirmed that 73 people were involved, four died on the spot while 59 others sustained varying degrees of injury, and have been taken to St. Gerard and AP Smart Hospitals, all in Kakuri.

Speaking further on the activities of the FRSC in the state, Nadabo said, “Kaduna state is a critical corridor that links the North to the South, this is why the Kaduna State Command has activated several measures and homegrown initiatives.

”Like the establishment of roadside camps at Kakau and Rigachikun to promptly respond to crashes, the provision of standby ambulances at Jere, Doka, Kakau, Gonin Gora, Rigachikun, Zaria and Tashar Yari, with experienced staff to handle first aid care.

”Also the corps in the state will continue to aggressively create awareness and sensitization to road users on general safety ethics.

“For the record, I want to inform the public that henceforth, any driver arrested with overloading of goods and humans will be arraigned before the courts for prosecution for endangering the lives and properties of Nigerians.

“Already, concerted efforts have resulted in the arrest of the trailer driver involved in this crash.

“I wish to emphatically reiterate our resolve in reaching out to stakeholders particularly transport unions to preach and sensitize their drivers on the dangers of excessive speeding, overloading, dangerous driving, and use of phone while driving, among others,” he stated.

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Published 12/26/2023 1:16:59 PM

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