The FRSC who confirmed the accidents blamed it on overload and over-speeding.
“Seventeen lives have been claimed in a number of street accidents alongside the Zaria-Kaduna freeway.
It was gathered that the primary accident occurred on Saturday, March 12, when a Toyota Carina automotive with registration quantity KTL 251QG, misplaced management round Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria and somersaulted after hitting the median barrier.
The Unit Commandant, Federal Street Security Corp, Zaria Command, Abubakar Tatah Murabus, who confirmed the accident, stated all of the victims have been evacuated to the morgue.
Murabus, who blamed the accident on overload and over-speeding, stated the five-seater automotive travelling from Kaduna to Bakori in Katsina State, was loaded with 11 individuals.
“The accident occurred on Saturday afternoon round 2 pm alongside Tariyar Sarki close to Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria,” he acknowledged.
“For this reason we warn drivers to desist from the behavior of overloading passengers. You possibly can think about this automotive, which was meant to hold 5 individuals together with the motive force had as an alternative carried eleven individuals, and the motive force was stated to be overspeeding regardless of the variety of individuals within the automotive,” he stated.
He gave the title of the motive force as Musa Iliyasu.
In accordance with NTA Yola, six passengers travelling from Warri to Jigawa state, had been killed within the second crash occurred within the early hours at Rigachikun, alongside Kaduna-Zaria Street on Monday morning, March 14.
Eye witness account revealed that the car swerved at a pointy bend alongside Rigachikun space attributable to over-speeding.
Officers of the Federal street security corps have evacuated the useless our bodies to mogue and different passengers who’ve sustained accidents for remedy.