Abuja - Two persons, including a driver
and his assistant, narrowly escaped death on Thursday when a trailer
conveying Nestle bottled water crashed on the Abuja-Keffi Road.
A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who witnessed
the crash, reports that the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at the Kugbo
This is coming barely a month after a Coca Cola truck
crushed a Honda Accord car killing a woman and her two children at the same
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In Thursday’s accident, the trailer was driving down the
Kugbo slope towards Mararaba when the driver suddenly lost control, tumbling
down and spilling its contents on the road.
The driver and his assistant, who succeeded in jumping out
of the moving vehicle before the crash, sustained minor injuries.
The young driver, who refused to disclose his identity to
NAN, attributed the accident to brake failure.
The trailer blocked the busy expressway resulting in a
traffic gridlock that lasted for over 30 minutes until the vehicle was removed
by officials of the FCT Vehicle Inspection Unit.