Tragedy was averted on Wednesday as a yet-to-be-identified driver and a passenger escaped death after a Volkswagen car they were travelling in fell off a bridge in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
The accident reportedly occurred at about 10 am along Shehu Yar’Adua Expressway opposite the Jabi Lake Mall, Premium Times gathered.
The black-coloured car with REG number: PX 781 AAA, reportedly missed the Jabi Lake by a few inches.
An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, who reportedly 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.
According to a video being circulated on YouTube, the official was heard saying: “I was coming about a hundred meters away when the car flew off the neck of the bridge and disappeared down the cliff.
“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 service lane.
“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.
“Both the driver and the lone passenger in the vehicle came out alive and were taken to a nearby hospital,” the official added, although he did not disclose the name of the hospital.