6 dead, 11 injured in Kaduna?Zaria road auto crash

6 dead and 11 injured in car accident on Kaduna – Zaria road

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kaduna Sector Command said six people were killed and 11 injured in a road accident on the Kaduna-Zaria Expressway.

The Sector Commander, Kabir Nadabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the traffic accident occurred at the Aliko petrol station on the Kaduna-Zaria expressway on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at about 06:25 am.

Nadabo said the multiple accidents were caused by excessive speed and dangerous driving, which resulted in the movement of motorists temporarily halting.

He, however, said the road was now clear and unimpeded for movement, explaining that the Zebra 35 Rigachikun rescue team promptly responded to the scene and conducted the rescue.

“Initial investigation into the accident revealed that 23 people were involved in the accident, 11 were injured and unfortunately all 6 lost their lives,” Nadabo said.

He said investigation revealed that the Toyota bus was traveling from Ilesha to Batsari in Katsina State, adding that “the driver was speeding, lost control and hit a moving vehicle, causing the accident.”

Nadabo said most road accidents on the highways were caused by drivers not from Kaduna State but mostly from other states and due to fatigue.

He stated that as a leading agency in transport management and road safety, the FRSC was saddened by this unfortunate but preventable incident.

“The Corps in Kaduna State will continue to fulfill its legal duty to save lives and property and more fundamentally, to create awareness about the dangers of road safety vices and unethical road culture.

“Kaduna State is a critical corridor, therefore the State Command has established safety instruments that will guide transporters on the importance of safe travel this Christmas season and beyond.

“Remember, the more we educate drivers about the importance of cultivating safe behavior on the roads, the fewer traffic accidents will occur,” he said.

He appealed to stakeholders, especially transport unions, to help us reach out and advocate safety language with their drivers.

Nadabo added that the body is in contact with the media to better inform the public about the dangers of dangerous driving, overloading, driving with worn tires and fatigue caused by long journeys, etc.

The sector commander appealed to all categories or road users to always comply with safe driving ethics.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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