A black Honda saloon car with registration number CY 691 LND on Tuesday fell off a bridge near Wuse Market, Abuja, killing the driver. The driver, a police corporal, died on the spot.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who visited the scene, reports that the car knocked off the concrete embankment on the bridge before crashing into the ravine below.
The impact tore the car into pieces with the engine separated from the body. The Divisional Traffic Officer at Wuse Police Station, Mr. Kassim Yusuf, confirmed the death of the driver who, he said, was a police corporal at the FCT command.
“His name is Isah Obadiah, a corporal with the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the FCT Command.
“He closed from duty and was heading home when the accident occurred,” he said.
The body, he said, had been deposited at the Wuse General Hospital mortuary. Yusuf, who said the cause of the accident had yet to be ascertained, noted that the body of the driver was flung out of the car.
Mr. Yusuf Clark, the Deputy Director of Operations, Road Traffic Services in the FCT, said that over speeding might have caused the accident.
“He must have skidded as a result of over speeding; I believe he was moving at more 100 km per hour,” he added.