No fewer than three Police Officers have lost their lives in a fatal motor accident in Abuja on Sunday, ABUJA BUSINESS REPORTS has learnt.
The auto crash, our correspondent gathered, occurred along the Kubwa-Zuba expressway when a police patrol vehicle, which they were traveling in, experienced a burst tyre and crashed into a roadside drainage opposite the Gwarimpa Estate section of the road.
The operatives were attached to the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Police in the Force headquarters, Abuja.
According to media reports, quoting an eye-witness, the speed of the vehicle and the impact of the collision with the hard drainage pavement caused the instant death of the 3 officers, while others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries.
“I was about crossing the road to the other lane when the Police Patrol van on top speed, suddenly lost control and crashed into the drainage divide, leaving three policemen dead”, the eye-witness recalled.
The police officers were said to be heading to Kaduna for a special assignment before the accident occured.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the FCT Emmergency Management Agency were later seen evacuating the bodies of the victims to an undisclosed hospital.
FCT Police Public Relation’s Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the incident, noted that it was a sad development, pointing out that she did not have detail’s of the number of casualty involved in the accident at press time.