The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, has expressed shock over the death of a corps tow truck driver who was killed in a road traffic crash in the early hours of Friday. The crash which occurred at the Karu bridge, on the Nyanya-Maraba Expressway, killed the officer instantly and left three injured.
A statement on Friday by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, stated that the driver was towing a broken-down trailer from the crash scene when the incident happened.
“The unfortunate crash occurred at exactly 0402HRS while the FRSC Tow Truck on tow services removing the broken Truck along the aforementioned route,” the statement read in part.
The statement noted that investigation into the crash revealed that a total of four people were involved, out of which three sustained different degrees of injuries while one person, who happened to be the driver of the towing truck, was killed.
Only the two vehicles, the truck and FRSC tow truck, were reportedly involved.
Biu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Corps’ management and staff, sharing their grief and offering prayers for the departed soul to find peace.
He also directed immediate evacuation of every obstruction caused as a result of the crash.
Read full statement:
“Following the unfortunate road traffic crash that occured at Karu bridge, on the Nyanya-Maraba expressway, on Friday September 1, 2023 which led to the death of Federal Road Safety Corps Tow Truck driver who was towing a broken down trailer from the crash scene; the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu has expressed deep shock over the incident, as he commiserates with the entire Management and Staff of the Corps over the loss.
“The unfortunate crash occurred at exactly 0402HRS while the FRSC Tow Truck on tow services removing the broken Truck along the aforementioned route
“Investigation into the crash revealed that a total of 4 people were involved, out of which 3 sustained different degrees of injuries while one person who happenned to be the driver of the tow truck was killed. Only the 2 vehicles, the Truck and FRSC Tow Truck were involved.
“The Corps Marshal who was deeply saddened by the crash prayed for the soul of the deceased to rest in peace and directed immediate evacuation of every obstruction caused as a result of the crash.
Assistant Corps Marshal
Corps Public Education Officer