death on Wednesday when a car they were
travelling in fell off a bridge in Abuja.
The vehicle missed the Jabi Lake by a few
The accident occurred at about 10.am along
the busy Shehu Yar'Adua Expressway opposite
the Jabi Lake Mall.
An official of the Federal Road Safety
Commission, FRSC, who witnessed the accident
but pleaded not to be named because he was
not authorized to speak on the matter, said the
driver lost control due to over speeding.
"I was coming about a hundred meters away
when the car flew off the neck of the bridge and
disappeared down the cliff," the officer told
"The driver of the car was running very fast on
the speed lane when another car interrupted
him and he attempted to veer towards the
"He, however, lost control as the car swerved
off the neck of the bridge and glided
dangerously towards the lake and only stopped
inches from the water."
The official also confirmed that both the driver
and the lone passenger in the vehicle came out
alive and were taken to a nearby hospital.