11 People escape death in Onitsha multiple accident 1

11 People escape death in Onitsha multiple accident

Eleven people on Monday afternoon escaped death in a multiple road accident involving three vehicles in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The accident according to the Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence Edor N(SRC) occurred at about 1.40pm at Upper Iweka area of the commercial town.

She said that the accident involved unidentified driver of Toyota Harrier Jeep with registration number AAA 935 FN, unidentified driver of an Atrai wagon bus with registration number BLF 02 XB and another unidentified driver of Atrai wagon bus with registration number HKW 07 XZ.

Eyewitness report according to her indicated that the crash was due to obstruction and excessive speeding.

Edor said that a total of seventeen persons were involved in the crash comprisses of 9 male adults, 7 female adults and 1 child.

She pointed out that leven persons, eight male adults and three female adults sustained varying degrees of injury, and were taken to unknown hospital by a good Samaritan before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost.

In another development, an unidentified driver of Mitsubishi L300 bus owned by His Grace Mass Transit with registration KPP 191 YT had a lone traffic crash, before Starch Mill ULI in Ihiala at about 5.30pm also on Monday.

Eyewitness report claimed that the accident was as a result of tyre burst which led to loss of control.

Fourteenpersons were said to be involved in the crash comprisses of 10 male adults and 4 female adults.

Two male adults our source claimed sustained varying degrees of injury and was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Command.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Sector Commander of FRSC Andrew A Kumapayi(CC) has wished the injured accelerated recovery.

Kumapayi however warned motorists to always be conscious of all safety rules meant to prevent crashes, he particularly warned motorist to desist from using Tokunbo tyres or expired tyres, which could led to serious traffic crash when there is a tyre burst.

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