Six Die In Kaduna-Abuja Highway Auto Crash

A commercial vehicle registered as DKA 555 XF, belonging to the Gulf car company, was involved in a collision on the Kaduna-Abuja highway near Sabon Gaya, Kakau axis. The tragic accident resulted in the loss of six lives, KOKO TV NG has learned.

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Reports revealed that the accident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. on Thursday when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with a concrete barricade.

Kabir Yusuf Nadabo, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kaduna State, confirmed the accident to KOKO TV NG. He informed that the bodies of the victims have been taken to the morgue at St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kakuri, Kaduna South LGA.

Nadabo attributed the cause of the crash to factors such as loss of control, speeding, and a burst tire. He urged drivers to exercise caution and drive responsibly.

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The sector commander expressed concern about the timing of most accidents on the highway, which tend to occur between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., as well as between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. During these hours, commercial drivers operating overloaded vehicles often believe that FRSC personnel are not present on the road.

He emphasized that the FRSC and other road safety advocates have consistently warned motorists against creating illegal diversions to prevent unfortunate incidents like the one witnessed recently.

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He expressed sadness over the incident and hoped that it would serve as a lesson, highlighting the importance of patience, particularly on the section of the Kaduna-Abuja road currently undergoing reconstruction.

Nadabo extended his condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic yet avoidable incident.

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