17 persons injured in Jos road crash

Accident scene
Accident scene

An accident involving five vehicles occurred Wednesday in Jos, Plateau State, injuring 17 persons.

A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member was one of the injured.

Three of the vehicles were commercial tricycles fully loaded with passengers.

The accident happened along Hill-station Hotel roundabout.

One of the victims, a 20-year-old woman, who had a fracture on her leg, pleaded for help.

“Please let someone take me to the hospital,” she repeatedly cried out, as passers-by rushed to offer help.

A witness, Josephine Abraham, said the accident was caused by a bus driver who lost control of the vehicle on a slope and ran into the tricycles and a van.

The driver claimed his brake failed.

Policemen on duty at the roundabout were joined by volunteers to convey the victims to the Plateau specialist hospital.

One of the tricycle was badly damage, as it occupants sustained multiple fractures.


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