- Advises against Conveying Passengers In Trailers, Haulage Vehicles
By Shola Fadeyi
Pursuant to the unfortunate road traffic crash that occurred at Takalafia village, on the Yawuri expressway,in Niger State on Tuesday 21 November, 2023, which claimed 17 lives , with 206 passengers rescued , the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has again warned drivers of articulated vehicles.
He alerted drivers of trailers and other haulage vehicles particularly, to desist from conveying passengers in their vehicles due to the danger they pose to the lives of those commuters and other road users.
Investigation into the lone crash ,revealed that it occurred at exactly 0300HRS and involved a total of 229 people, comprising , 220 male adults, four female adults, and 5 male children.
From that number, 206 male adults, 1 female adult and 1 male child were rescued with different degrees of injuries, while a total of 17 male adults were killed by the crash.
According to a Statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, Deputy Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer,FRSC Headquarter, the crash which involved a red coloured commercial DAF Trailer with registration number SRZ446XA driven by Mr Idi Doba, was caused by speed violation which resulted to loss of control.
The injured victims have been evacuated to Kantagora General Hospital for immediate medical attention, while the dead victims were deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital.
The Corps Marshal who was deeply saddened by the crash, lamented the incessant violation of established traffic rules and prayed for the souls of the victims to rest in peace.
As at the time of making this information public, the personnel of the Corps had completed evacuation of every obstruction caused as a result of the crash.