Two dead and six injured in several car accidents in Gombe

Two dead, six injured in Gombe multiple auto crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the deaths of two people and six others injured in three separate car crashes along the Gombe bypass to the Pantami community.

FRSC Corps Commander, Gombe State Command, Felix Theman, who revealed it on Saturday, September 17, said the accidents involving a truck, a vehicle and a motorbike happened on Friday.

Theman blamed the crashes on overloading, speeding and the faulty vehicle.

According to him, those who suffered injuries of varying degrees were taken to health centers for medical treatment, while the corpses of those who died were taken to morgue.

Mr Theman said the areas where the crashes took place were built-up areas which were heavily populated, therefore any crash posed risk of casualties.

The commander said that in one of the crashes a motorcyclist was carrying three passengers, ‘this is unacceptable and that’s why we educated them, but some just won’t listen’.

Theman said additional patrol vehicles and personnel would be deployed to areas that had seen spates of accidents.

He warned motorists against speeding, overloading and using faulty cars, adding: “We must avoid anything that will lead to accidents and be careful, especially now that the Ember months have arrived.”

Mr Theman also warned residents of the bypass and the Pantami community to avoid trading near roads, while those crossing roads were urged to always be vigilant.

Meanwhile, friends took to Facebook to mourn a young woman, Aminatu El-nafaty, who died on Saturday from an injury sustained in one of the crashes.

“Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihirrajiun. I just woke up and heard the sad news of the death of a friend Aminatu El-nafaty Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihirrajiun. She has indeed been such a good friend to me for the past few years that I met her on this platform,” a Shafeeu Omar Othman wrote.

“She is a caring and God fearing person. Her death was the result of a horrific car accident. Ya Allah forgive her faults and make Jannatul firdausi a final resting place for her. My condolences go out to her family and friends for this irreplaceable loss. May Allah grant us the courage to bear this irreplaceable lost Ameen.”

Two dead and six injured in several car accidents in Gombe

Two dead and six injured in several car accidents in GombeTwo dead and six injured in several car accidents in GombeTwo dead and six injured in several car accidents in GombeTwo dead and six injured in several car accidents in GombeTwo dead and six injured in several car accidents in Gombe

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