Eight persons die in Plateau automobile crash

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Eight people were killed and two others were injured in a car accident in Plateau State.

The incident was confirmed on Sunday by Peter Longsan, the State Public Enlightenment Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who said it happened on Saturday along the Jos-Lamingo road.

“The crash involved two vehicles, a Toyota Hiace bus, and a Honda Pilot Jeep. The number of people involved was 10, all onboard, out of which eight died (three adult males, four adult females, and one child) while two others sustained injuries,” Longsan.

“The two injured were taken to the Jos University Teaching Hospital by an FRSC Rescue Team for medical attention while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the old Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

“The unfortunate incident happened as a result of excessive speed by one of the drivers, which led to the loss of control and resulted in a head-on collision of the two vehicles.”

Longsan advised motorists to maintain a safe speed, pointing out that excessive speed accounts for most deaths and serious injuries in road traffic crashes

“They are further advised to ensure the installation of speed limiting devices on their vehicles and ensure proper maintenance of their vehicles,” he added.

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