About seven vehicles and a bike were involved in multiple accidents on Wednesday morning near Karu bridge, Nyanya, Abuja.
The Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) Mrs. Veronica Dapel from Nyanya Command told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred while security officials were trying to evacuate a fallen trailer from the road.
“The trailer contained can drinks and bags of rice, so, while we were clearing the things to clear the traffic, this also happened behind,’’ she said.
According to her, no death was recorded but scores of people sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The injured ones have been taken to the hospital for proper medical attention,’’ Dapel said.
An eyewitness who preferred anonymity described the accident as unfortunate and said that it resulted in heavy traffic on the road.
“You can see our vehicle is also affected, thereby hampering our journey from Abuja to Jos this morning,’’ he said.
Another victim who did not give her name said she was grateful to God that she was still alive; all of these happened within a twinkle of an eye.
She said all the vehicles were coming from town (Abuja).
NAN reports that no fewer than eight vehicles were involved in the accident with a motorcycle crushed between a Toyota coaster bus and a trailer with the rider sustaining a severe leg injury.