There has been a car accident in Abuja which happened on Sunday around 8.am in the morning.
Reports reaching Naijauto says five persons lost their lives in the crash, among which is a husband and wife. The sixth person, a woman, sustained serious injury and was then rushed to the nearby hospital. The accident happened close to Serco Junction, along Kubwa Expressway.
A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) official, Mr. Emmanuel Agbo, who confirmed the incident said, it involved a Toyota Camry car that was coming from Kubwa axis into Abuja city and a trailer heading towards the same direction. The trailer hit the Toyota Camry.
The damaged Toyota Camry car after it was hit by the trailer
Mr. Agbo told NAN reporters who arrived the scene of the accident that the effect of the hit on the Toyota Camry with six passengers was strong on the car that it veered off the road.
The impact forced the car, with registration number ABC 978 SL, to crash onto a concrete pillar of a bridge across the highway.
Five persons in the car, including a couple, died on the spot. You can see their corpses on the ground. A sixth person in the car, a woman, sustained serious injuries and has been rushed to the hospital.
We are trying to move the dead to the mortuary of one of the hospitals in the city
He went further to say that the driver of the trailer didn't stop after hitting the car. The police had to chase him and he was caught.
Trailers have caused a lot of tragic accidents in Abuja
A police officer named Inspector Danjuma Garba said the driver of the trailer is now in police custody.
He said, his men were contacted about the incident and the fleeing trailer and they chased after him. The trailer driver was caught at Aya area.