Eight persons lost their lives following a car accident in Plateau state on Saturday.
Plateau Road Crash Claims Eight Lives
Two other persons sustained injuries In the crash that occurred along Jos-Lamingo road on Saturday afternoon around 3:10 pm.
Punch reports that the state Public Enlightenment Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Peter Longsan confirmed the death of the crash victims on Sunday.
Longsan said, “The crash involved two vehicles, a Toyota Hiace bus, and a Honda Pilot jeep. The number of people involved was 10, all onboard, out of which eight died (three adult males, four adult females, and one child) while two others sustained injuries.
“The two injured were taken to the Jos University Teaching Hospital by an FRSC Rescue Team for medical attention, while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the old JUTH.
“The unfortunate incident happened as a result of excessive speed by one of the drivers, which led to a loss of control and resulted in the head-on collision of the two vehicles.”
The Public Enlightenment Officer, FRSC advised motorists to maintain a safe speed, pointing out that excessive speed accounts for most deaths and serious injuries whenever road traffic crash occurs.
He added, “They are further advised to ensure the installation of speed limiting devices on their vehicles and ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that Abuja road accident claimed 9 lives, injured 10 others