Taxi Driver Knocks One Down, Injures Another in Bauchi

A hit-and-run taxi driver has killed one person leaving another injured after causing a fatal auto crash along Bauchi-Dass road within the metropolis.

Report indicates that the driver took to his heel after realising what his negligence had caused after he spat his VW model taxi on one way of the highway.

The Sector Commander of Bauchi State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Yusuf Abdullahi confirmed the incident.

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“The driver of the Vehicle immediately rán away from the scene of the crash while his vehicle has been towed to the GRA Police Station while efforts have been intensified to get him arrested so that he will face trial for the offence committed,” he said.

The commander said the crash involved two vehicles, a Sky blue V/W Vento with vehicle Registration number, TFB= 427 RC and a red Motorcycle, Jincheng popularly called (Rubber).

According to him, nine persons compromising six male adults and three female adults were involved in the crash. Unfortunately, a male died as another sustained injuries.

“The probable cause of the RTC was road traffic violation (RTV) while the action taken was the immediate evacuation of the injured victim to ATBUTH for medical attention while the corpse was conveyed by relations just as the vehicles are now in the custody of NPF, GRA, Bauchi. The Rescue operation was led by ARC Bello.

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“Details of the crash were that the VW person with registration number, TFB 427 RC was apprehended in front of the Zonal Office of the FRSC, (OVL SUV) and the driver was directed to drive into the Zonal Office with an arresting Marshal in the Vehicle with the 7 overloaded passengers”

“Some of the passengers dropped to enable the arresting Marshal to take a seat in front of the vehicle but the driver used the turn in front of Matrix Filling station junction and faced the incoming Motorcycle from Yelwa direction, collided with it and killed the rider instantly while the injured passenger was rushed to ATBUTH by the Patrol Team,” the sector commander said.


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