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Two killed, six injured in Gombe multiple auto crashes: FRSC

The accidents involved one truck, one vehicle and one motorcycle that were overloaded, speeding and faulty.

• September 17, 2022
Road Safety Officiers
Photo of Road Safety Officers used to illustrate this story (Photo Credit FRSC)

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed two persons dead and six others injured in three separate auto crashes that occurred along Gombe bypass towards Pantami community on Friday.

Corps Commander of the FRSC, Gombe State Command, Felix Theman, stated in an interview on Saturday that the suspected causes of the accidents involved one truck, one vehicle and one motorcycle that were overloaded, speeding and faulty.

He said those that sustained various degrees of injury had been taken to health centres for medical care, while the corpses of those that died had been taken to the mortuary.

Mr Theman stated that the areas where the crashes took place were built up areas that were heavily populated, hence any crash had risks of casualties.

He said that in one of the crashes, a motorcyclist was carrying three passengers, “this is unacceptable and that’s why we have been sensitising them but some will just not listen.”

Mr Theman said additional patrol vehicles and personnel would be deployed to those areas which had been recording series of crashes.

He cautioned motorists against speeding, overloading and using faulty cars, and asked that they “avoid whatever will lead to crashes,” especially during the Ember months.

Mr Theman also cautioned residents of the by-pass and Pantami community to avoid trading close to the roads while those crossing roads were advised to always be watchful.

(NAN)

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