Five dead, four injured as trailer ran into car in Kogi
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By Richard Elesho
Okene, a commercial city in Kogi State has witnessed a major Ember month misfortune, which drew tears from peopleâ€™s eyes. An articulated vehicle lost control and rammed into a car killing five people and injuring four others.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, confirmed that the accident occurred at Oro junction in the town at about 7:30pm on Monday.
Eye witnesses told our Correspondent that more people would have been killed or suffered severe injuries but for the car which served as brake preventing it for getting to the people sitting down by the road leading to Ageva.
Sector Commander, FRSC, Steve Dawulong in response to a correspondentâ€™s inquiry said â€œSorry I just got to see your message now. I have taken some days off but I can tell you that a crash actually occurred about 7:30pm at Oro junction, Okene where a truck had failed brake and rammed into a passenger car from the rear, resulting in the death of four persons (3male 1 female) with four others injuredâ€.
According to him, â€œThe corpses were taken to Okengwe General Hospital Mortuary while the injured were taken by their respective families.â€
While sympathising with victims and their families, Dawulong advised fleet operators to have viable maintenance policies which should be adhered to strictly as means of ensuring routine maintenance and vehicle roadworthiness before putting such vehicles on the road.