The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Gombe State has confirmed the death of four persons in two separate crashes that occurred in the state on Friday.
FRSC’s Public Enlightenment Officer in the state, Janet Kassa who confirmed the accidents on Saturday.
Kassa said the first accident occurred in Kwadom community around 11:25 a.m involving a car and a motorcycle.
She added that 12 people were involved in the accident which killed one person and injured three others.
The remaining eight persons, according to her were unhurt.
Kassa said the second accident occurred on the Gombe-Bauchi expressway at about 1:50 p.m involving two cars.
She stated that the second accident which was a head-on collision involved 12 people.
She added that three persons died while the remaining nine sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Kassa said the injured were taken to the Gombe Federal Teaching Hospital and the state’s Specialist Hospital for medical attention.
While the bodies of the four deceased persons had been deposited at the Gombe Specialist Hospital mortuary.
She stated that the suspected causes of both accidents were dangerous overtaking and loss of control of the vehicle.
The FRSC official advised motorists to eschew over-speeding and unnecessary over-taking, adding that when crashes occur “you won’t get to your destination as planned and lives could be lost.’’
She assured the public that personnel of the command would continue to sensitise motorists to the need to observe safety protocols on the road.