A trailer loaded with cows on Friday lost control and crashed at Lord Lugard’s roundabout in the Kaduna metropolis, killing two, while seven others were injured.
Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Upon confirming the incident, Hafiz Mohammed, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command, told Latest nigeria newspaper in Kaduna that the accident occurred around 1:53 a.m. of friday.
Mohammed said the accident was caused by speeding and fatigue, adding that the seven rescued victims were rushed to the hospital where one of them died. “Another person was crushed to death after the trailer fell on the victim while trying to navigate the roundabout.
“Combined efforts by FRSC, the Nigerian Civil Security and Defense Corps and the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority were required to remove the bodies and deposit them at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital,” he said.
Latest nigeria newspaper reports that The sector commander said the trailer was evacuated around 9:30 a.m. and towed to the office of Motorpol Kaduna, adding that some of the items recovered include N15,840 belonging to one of the deceased.
For his part, Mr. Aliyu Mohammed, Commander of the Joint Civil Task Force, Anguwan Shanu, said the trailer was coming from the Kawo axle at high speed going to Ahmadu Bello when the incident occurred.
Mohammed said he and his men were on a routine night patrol when they saw the trailer trying to navigate the roundabout but lost control and crashed after leaving the roundabout.
Latest nigeria newspaper reports that He added that the trailer was loaded with about 35 cows, of which three died and two others who were seriously injured were slaughtered.