The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of two people while three others were seriously injured in multiple accidents barely 24 hours to the 2022 Eid-el-Fitir sallah celebration.
The confirmation was contained in a road traffic crash (RTC) report from Zebra 30 RS12.14 Toro /Magama Station in Toro LGA of the sector command.
The accident happened in Panshanu on the Toro-Bauchi route while the nature of RTC was fatal involving two vehicles, a commercial Volkswagen Sharan mini bus and a privately driven Honda Civic car with registration numbers TRR808XA and JMT940RL respectively.
DAILY POST reports that the probable cause of the RTC was speed limit violation (SPV) and lost of control (LOC) by the drivers.
“A total of three male adults were injured while two male adults were killed out of the total number of five male adults involved in the crash. The type of injuries were cuts and bruises,” the report said.
The report, jointly issued by SRC SA Jeremiah Unit Command (UC) RS12.14 Toro and ACC JO BEBIA today Saturday and made available to reporters, said that the crash occurred on 29/04/2022 at eight o’clock in the night, and was reported at 8:15 pm while the operatives of FRSC arrived at the scene 8:20 pm making a response time of five mins.
The FRSC operative took the injured victims to the General Hospital in Toro for medical attention while dead bodies were deposited at the hospital mortuary. Also, the obstruction has been cleared.
The Command appealed to road users to be cautious while driving considering the heavy traffic that will be witnessed during the Sallah period, reminding them that only the living can celebrate.