Four persons have been killed in an automobile crash in Bauchi, says the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The crash occurred at Wailo, Darazo local government area on Thursday.
Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Bauchi, disclosed this on Friday, adding that four other persons were injured in the incident.
Mr Abdullahi said the accident, which happened around 2:45 p.m., was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking.
According to him, all the persons involved in the crash were male adults.
“The four people died immediately at the scene of the crash, and their bodies were deposited at the Darazo General Hospital’s mortuary,” he said.
Mr Abdullahi also revealed the injured, who were taken to the same hospital, were responding to treatment due to the timely intervention of the FRSC.
“The crash involved a Volkswagen Saloon Golf with a plate number MUB739QW and a commercial vehicle, a Toyota Matrix Wagon with number plate BEN256TA, belonging to the National Union of Road Transport Workers.
“Our men, Zebra 45, performed well because they swung into action and got to the scene of the crash almost immediately.
“We have ambulances stationed in strategic areas permanently for that purpose,” he explained.
Continuing, Mr Abdullahi stated, “They are there so that they can render rescue operation immediately if there is a crash. They got there and were able to take them to the hospital, fortunately, the survivors are responding to treatment.”
The FRSC official called on road users to be wary of speeding, warning that 90 per cent of road crashes in the country are speed-related.
“The motoring public should know that speed kills. They should adhere to road traffic rules and regulations. As you can see, this particular accident now was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking.
“I keep saying that 90 per cent of our road crashes in Nigeria are speed-related. We will continue to educate the masses on the danger of speed and violation of traffic rules,” the FRSC commander added.