Four people have been killed in multiple fatal crashes that happened at Wailo village, along Bauchi-Darazo Highway in Bauchi State.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi Sector Command, Assistant Corp Commander Yusuf Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on Friday.

He said that four other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash that involved eight male adults.

He said that the multiple crashes happened on Thursday at 2.45 pm.

According to him, the accident was caused by speed violation and wrongful overtaking.

He said the FRSC was invited and its personnel responded within 30 minutes and arrived at the scene of the crash for a rescue operation.

Abdullahi said, “The crash involved a commercial vehicle, a Toyota Matrix Wagon with number plate: BEN256TA belonging to the National Union of Road Transport Workers.

“The second vehicle is a private Volkswagen Saloon Golf with number plate, MUB739QW.

“We were called and our men rushed to the scene for a rescue operation. They evacuated them to the General Hospital Darazo for medical attention.

“It was at the hospital that a medical doctor certified four of them dead. Their corpses have been deposited at the mortuary in the same hospital after which they will be released to their families for burial.”

He said the injured are responding to medical treatment.

The FRSC boss advised motorists to obey road traffic regulations to reduce accidents that sometimes lead to loss of lives and properties.

“They should always reduce their speed and they should know that speed kills, so, they should reduce their speed while driving,” he said.