One dead, 3 injured in Bauchi auto accident

Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday, confirmed the death of one person in a road accident.

The FRSC said, the victim of the accident was a female adult while three male adults were injured in the fatal crash that occurred Sunday morning at Bayara Village along Bauchi-Dass road.

The FRSC Sector Commander said 13 people; nine males and four females, were involved in the crash which occurred at about 11.00am saying the accident was between a commercial Volkswagen Sharon with the registration number: TRR 851 UJ and a commercial tricycle that shuttles between Bayara and Bauchi metropolis.

The Sector Commander said, “The crash happened today (Sunday) at Bayara along Bauchi-Dass road at about 11.00 am. When we were informed of the incident, our personnel rushed to the scene within 28 minutes for a rescue operation” .

“The victims were rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment and confirmation. When they got to the hospital, a medical doctor on duty confirmed one person, a female adult, dead. Three male adults sustained various degrees of injuries.

“A total of 13 people – nine male adults and four female adults, were involved in the crash which was caused by speed violation. The Sharon bus was driven by one Shamsudeen Lawal while the tricycle was driven by one Suleiman Muhammad,” he stated.

Abdullahi said that the obstructions on the road were cleared to allow for free flow of traffic while the personnel have continued their patrol on the ever-busy road.

He assured that the FRSC will not relent in ensuring a safer road in the state.


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