The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed two persons dead and six others injured in three separate auto crashes that occurred along Gombe by-pass towards Pantami community.
The Corps Commander of the FRSC, Gombe State Command, Felix Theman, who disclosed this on Saturday, September 17, said the accidents which involved one truck, one vehicle and one motorcycle occurred on Friday.
Theman blamed the crashes on overloading, speeding and faulty vehicle.
According to him, those that sustained various degrees of injury had been taken to health centres for medical care, while the corpses of those that died had been taken to the mortuary.
Mr Theman stated that the areas where the crashes took place were built up areas that were heavily populated, hence any crash had risks of causalities.
The commander said that in one of the crashes, a motorcyclist was carrying three passengers, “this is unacceptable and that’s why we have been sensitising them but some will just not listen.”
Theman said additional patrol vehicles and personnel would be deployed to those areas which had been recording series of crashes.
He cautioned motorists against speeding, overloading and using faulty cars, adding, “we must avoid whatever willl lead to crashes and be careful especially now that the Ember months are here.”
Mr Theman also cautioned residents of the by-pass and Pantami community to avoid trading close to the roads while those crossing roads were advised to always be watchful.
Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn a young woman, Aminatu El-nafaty who died on Saturday as a result of injury sustained in one of the crashes.
“Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihirrajiun. I just woke up and came across the sad news of the demise of a friend Aminatu El-nafaty Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihirrajiun. She’s indeed such a good friend to me over some years I met her on this platform,” one Shafeeu Omar Othman wrote.
“She’s kindhearted and God-fearing person. Her death was as a result of ghastly car accident. Ya Allah forgive her shortcomings and make Jannatul firdausi a final abode to her. My condolences goes to her family and friends over this irreplaceable lost. May Allah bring us a fortitude to bear this irreplaceable lost Ameen”