Two people have been confirmed dead and 10 injured in a ghastly auto crash that occurred at Tashan Maialewa village along Bauchi-Dass Road in Bauchi State on Saturday.
The Deputy Corps Commander and Head of Operations, Ibrahim Abubakar, confirmed the accident in an interview with the press in his office Monday.
Abubakar said that the accident which was caused by excessive speeding, occurred on Saturday at about 3.30pm involving three vehicles, a Mercedes Benz with Reg. No. BAU 172 GC and two Sharon commercial vehicles with one bearing the Reg. No. WKB 374 XA.
He said :
“On Saturday, 27th July, 2019 at about 3.30pm, we got a call that there was an accident at Tashan Maialewa, along Bauchi-Dass road. Our men rushed to the scene for rescue. The accident involved three vehicles, a Mercedes Benz with Reg No. BAU 172 GC, and two Sharon commercial vehicles, one of the Sharons had the Reg No. WKB 374 XA.
” The accident was caused by excessive speeding and that day, rain fell heavily, so the Mercedes Benz and two of the Sharons collided and the second Sharon came and ran into the two vehicles that had the accident.
“Twelve people were involved in the crash, ten people sustained injuries while two people lost their lives.
”Our men rushed them to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for medical attention in two ambulances but unfortunately, two people were confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor while the remaining 10, 1 male child, 1 female child and 8 male adults sustained injuries.
”Drivers should be cautious while driving on the highways especially during the rainy season.