At the very least 18 folks had been injured in a number of accidents involving greater than 30 folks in Kwara State.
It was discovered that the incident occurred after a brake failure on the Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) checkpoint after the Pasha bridge in Eyenkorin.
Metropolis & Crime noticed that the checkpoint witnessed the same accident on Tuesday that killed one officer and severely injured one other.
Commenting on the newest incident, a resident named Alfa Salaudeen advised our reporter on Wednesday: “NAF officers stopped a number of oncoming automobiles at checkpoints after the primary crash.
“However sadly a trailer hit them after a brake failure. A lot of the victims suffered head accidents and several other fractures.
“The issue is that the place is sloppy and due to this fact residents are calling for the checkpoint to be relocated or eliminated altogether,” Salaudeen added.
Together with different residents who witnessed the accident, Salaudeen claimed 4 folks had been killed.
He added that the casualties can be larger if one other trailer, which was approaching and misplaced its brakes, veered into the bushes.
Verifying the incident, Frederick Ade Ogidan, Kwara State Commander of the Federal Freeway Security Company (FRSC), stated there have been no casualties however “many had been severely injured”.
“The primary accident concerned a inexperienced Peugeot 406 with registration quantity KNT08JF and a white Toyota Corolla (PTG962AA), 5 of the six folks concerned had been injured.
“Nonetheless, the second accident concerned 4 automobiles – a silver Mazda Premacy (APP665GX), a blue Toyota Camry (GGE279HU), a grey Honda Accord and a white Mack trailer involving 30 folks.”
He attributed the accidents to extreme pace and brake failure, including that the victims had been taken to Ilorin Basic Hospital.
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