19 Vehicles Involved In A Fatal Accident In Abuja

A fatal accident along the Abuja-Keffi road in Abuja has left a soldier and some other persons dead.

The multiple road accidents which happened on Friday according to Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Bisi Kazeem , involved 19 vehicles and a motorcycle which claimed the lives of three males and one female, while nine of the injured are males.

Mr. Kazeem said the accident was caused by brake failure, loss of concentration and speed violation.

An eyewitness who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria said the trouble started when a bike man hit a car being driven by a woman. ”

The woman came out of her car and held the motorcycle rider, that he must fix her vehicle. “During the argument, a trailer, descending the slope on top speed, lost control and rammed into other vehicles held in traffic at the scene. “The woman, motorcycle rider and the soldier who was there to make peace, died instantly after they were crushed by the trailer,” a witness who identified himself as Osita, said.

According Kazeem, a combined team of rescue personnel from the FRSC, National Emergency Management Agency, Army, police and Lifeline Ambulance arrived the scene four minutes after the accident.