Two persons die in fatal crash on Bauchi-Kano highway

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Two persons lost their lives in a fatal crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Kano highway on Monday, while one other person sustained injury in the accident and another escaped unhurt.

Confirming the accident to journalists in Bauchi on Tuesday evening, the Bauchi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi, informed that the accident occurred on Monday at about 11:30am close to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Gubi campus.

According to Abdullahi, all the victims involved in the accident were adult male, adding that it involved two vehicles, a private car and a commercial Toyota Camry and a private Jincheng motorcycle.

The sector commander informed that the Toyota Camry, with registration number, BG 296 ABC, was driven by one Aminu Danjuma, adding that the registration numbers and drivers of the other vehicle and motorcycle were unknown.

While attributing the crash to speed violation, the sector commander explained that while trying to avoid a pothole, the motorcyclist ran into the oncoming Toyota Camry from the opposite direction.

He informed that the victims were evacuated to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi, where the deceased were confirmed dead, adding that their remains were deposited in the hospital’s morgue.

“The crash happened yesterday, Monday, 25th October, 2021 involving two vehicles and a Jincheng motorcycle. The motorcycle was trying to avoid a pothole but unfortunately, he ran into the Toyota Camry which was coming in the opposite direction.

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“Our men rushed there when we were informed and rescued the victims to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment.

“It was in the hospital that two of them were certified dead by a medical doctor.

“The corpses were deposited at the ATBUTH mortuary, while the injured was also being treated there,” Abdullahi told journalists.

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