According to reports,no less than 15 passengers were sent to their early graves following a ghastly car accident that occurred in the hamlet of Nabordo, which is located in the Toro Local Government Area LGA in Bauchi state.
Reacting to the fatalities, Yusuf Abdullahi, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), reported that seven other victims were left in a critical state after sustaining serious wounds as a direct consequence of the tragedy that took place on Thursday,23th February 2023.
On the other hand,in accordance to the assertions of Abdullahi, there was a towing vehicle and a Toyota Hiace bus which brought about the collision after they rammed into each other forcefully out of excessive speeding.
In addition, he added that there were seven additional victims who sustained critical wounds have been rushed to the nearest medical facility as a result of the collision that took place at 3:30 p.m on Thursday afternoon, causing inhabitants of the region to shiver in fear because of the gruesome scene.
Furthermore,the tragedy was attributed by Abdullahi to a loss of control, a breach of the speed limit, and reckless driving by the vehicle drivers.
“Twenty-two persons were involved in the road crash. There were 18 male adults, two female adults, one female child and one male child.Fifteen of the people, 12 male adults, one female adult and the two children lost their lives on the spot.Seven others, six male adults and one female adult sustained various degrees of injuries",he explained.
In the meantime,the FRSC commandant went on to say that those who were critically hurt ended up at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi for urgent medical assistance with the intention of reviving them before the inevitable occurs, while the morgue of the same facility was used to store the dead bodies of those who lost their lives in the accident.
Conclusively,he warned drivers to always make sure they check the condition of the vehicles before embarking on any journey on the road,such as tyres in good conditions, to drive at a authorized speed limits, to perform regular check on their vehicles, and most importantly avoid distractions when they were behind the wheels.
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