How Fatal Road Crash Claimed 12, Injured 28 In Zaria-Kano Expressway

Rita Enemuru, Reporting

A fatal road crash involving a trailer, with Registration Number KTG 454 ZZ has claimed no fewer than 12 persons and injured 28 others along Zaria-Kano Expressway on Monday morning.

The Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kaduna Sector, Kabir Nadabo confirmed that the accident occurred at 7: 36 a.m at Tashar Yari village to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Nado while confirming the tragic incident, said that wrongful overtaking, speeding and overloading was what caused the accident.

“The trailer, with a registration number KTG 454 ZZ, was travelling to Kano when the unfortunate incident occurred,” Nadabo said.

Nadabo said the Chairman of Makarfi Local Government and the Unit Commander, Tashar Yari, were on ground to assess the incident.

He said investigation of the incident has revealed that 40 people were involved in the crash, 28 got injured and 12 were deceased.

“The injured were conveyed to the Makarfi General Hospital for further treatment.

“The owner of the vehicle, who is in Azare, Bauchi State has been informed and directed to report to the Kaduna Sector Command, while the driver of the trailer was reportedly among the deceased,” he said.

Nadabo said the accident was avoidable, adding, ”hence our resolve to continue to reach out to the stakeholders, particularly transport unions.

”This is to preach and sensitize their drivers on the dangers of speeding, overloading, dangerous driving and the use of cellphones while driving, among others.

“The Corps in Kaduna will strive to continue to work hard and liaise with transport Stakeholders and the media in preaching the word of safety.”

Nadabo appealed to motorists to imbibe the culture of safe driving particularly on the highways.

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