By Aluta News
Sept 1, 2023
A fatal accident involving a Federal Road Safety Corps towing van and Dangote truck has claimed the life of its officer, leaving three persons critically injured.
The accident occurred in the earlier hours of Friday, around 3 a.m, on the Kugbo Nyanya Expressway, near Karu bridge.
The VIO Area commander in Kugbo, Walter Amechi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident was caused by mechanical failure (brake failure).
According to him, the FRSC towing vehicle was towing a Dangote truck, carrying cement which had earlier failed brake, to the VIO office in Kugbo.
He said the driver in the towing van was found dead, trapped in the vehicle, while the driver of the Dangote truck, conductor and one other passengers sustained injuries.
However, a senior FRSC official who did not disclose his name told NAN that he cannot give any information as he was traumatised.
He said that the driver was his good subordinate, thereby assuring that a statement would be released to give details of the accident.
Also the Divisional Traffic Officer, Bawa Danmaigona, told NAN that on Aug. 31, there was also a serious accident on the Karu Nyanya road, which left several vehicles damaged
As at the time of this report, the victims were rushed to the hospital and are receiving medical treatment.
NAN reports that the accident caused a serious gridlock along the Karu, Mararaba and Nyanya axis as waited so long to cross the area the accident occurred.