Car rams into truck, kills four in Sokoto


Four persons have been confirmed dead by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), after a road crash on Sokoto-Gusau road.

Kabiru Yusuf-Nadabo, the Sokoto State Sector Commander told NAN that five others sustained injuries in the accident which happened at about 7:30 p.m on Sunday, near Dabagi farm.

He disclosed that the crash involved a commercial Golf car with registration number SNN 200 XA and a DAF truck registered with KWE 595 AA, conveying livestock.

The sector commander stated that the driver of the Golf car, who was on high speed, tried to overtake a truck and had a head-on collision with the incoming trailer.

He explained that the car was hooked under the truck and the FRSC officials had to use some instruments to cut the car into parts before evacuating the dead bodies.

He added that the four persons died on the spot, while those injured were transported to hospital.

“The crash was unfortunate because it could have been avoided if only the drivers were conscious and sensitive enough to understand the intricate nature of night driving, especially during this rainy season,” he noted.

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