by ‘Jola Sotubo
The Kubwa Expressway in Abuja was the scene of a fatal accident yesterday as 3 people, including a pregnant woman, lost their lives in a car crash.
The accident was caused by a collision between a tipper with plate number JAL 315XA and a Peugeot Car with plate number BWR 733AR at Mpape Junction along Kubwa in the FCT.
According to reports, the accident occurred at about 1.30pm and attracted sympathizers who rushed to the scene of the incident to rescue victims.
The victims were immediately rushed to Maitama Hospital by men of the Maitama Police Division.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the accident was caused by the tipper vehicle carrying gravels, which lost control due to break failure and passed through a narrow bye-pass into the Peugeot car at the express road.
The eyewitness said, “The tipper just lost control and I think is because it failed break and pulled all these slabs and smashed this car. I don’t think anyone them will survive this accident.”
The incident instantly claimed the lives of the tipper driver, a pregnant woman and another young lady in the Peugeot Car, while the driver of the car sustained serious injury.
A survivor of the accident, who was rescued by sympathizers, from the tipper was still in shock when our correspondent made effort to talk to him and could not even mutter a word.
It took the combined efforts of men of the Maitama Police division and the officers of the FCT Federal Road Safety Corps command to control the traffic the incident caused. They, however, declined to comment on the incident.