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Six dead, three injured as truck collides with car in Cross River

Six dead, three injured as truck collides with car in Cross River
April 11
19:31 2023

Six persons have been confirmed dead in an accident that occurred along the Calabar-Ogoja highway in Cross River. 

According to NAN, the accident which happened on Tuesday involved a truck and a Toyota Sienna vehicle.

Abdullahi Hassan, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, said the cause of the accident was wrongful overtaking.

Hassan said the victims have been taken to hospital, adding that motorists should be more careful on the road.


“We have eight male adults and one female adult in the vehicles. One male adult sustained an injury, while those who died were six, consisting of five males and one female,” he said.

“The registration number of the Siena vehicle is AFM 810 NK, while the truck has no number. The probable cause of the crash is wrongful overtaking and speeding.

“Both the injured and those who died have been taken to the General Hospital in Ogoja by officers of the FRSC.”


On Monday, TheCable reported how 15 passengers were burnt to death in an auto crash that occurred on the Port Harcourt-Enugu highway.

Road accidents leading to deaths have become regular occurrences on Nigerian roads, as thousands of people die annually from auto crashes in Nigeria.

According to Statistica, more than 11,800 road traffic casualties were reported in Nigeria during the fourth quarter of 2021 alone.

Also, Dataphyte reported that road traffic crashes claimed 41,709 lives between 2013 and 2020.









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