About 15 persons have been confirmed seriously wounded on Monday, following an tragic car crash along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
The accident scene (Photographs by Friday Olokor for PUNCH)
An auto crash involving two commercial vehicles along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, have seriously injured about 15 persons on Monday.
According to PUNCH, The accident, which took place in Barde community in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State, about 70 kilometres to Abuja, involved a commercial vehicle which was coming from Jabi in Abuja; and OPEL vehicle coming from Jos.
As at the time of filing this report, although the details of the crash were still sketchy, a correspondent learnt that it was caused by one of the vehicles which was trying to avoid a pothole.
Some of the passengers sustained seriously injuries in their hands and legs, while others had bleeding noses.
While speaking to a reporter, the driver of the Plateau Riders commercial vehicle, Mohammed Mukaila, said that the driver coming from the opposite direction was avoiding a pothole, even while on a high speed.
“We were coming from Abuja; just after the checkpoint, the driver of the OPEL coming from Jos left his lane and decided to come to my lane.
“He was struggling with the steering and it was obvious that he was on speed and trying to avoid a pothole. We thank God that nobody died, but people were seriously injured,” he stated.