Speeding driver kills one, injures 8 in Anambra fatal crash

One person on Tuesday lost his life while eight others sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal accident along Ihiala-Owerri expressway in Anambra State.

The crash which occurred around 12pm near Ihiala Local Government Area Secretariat involved black Ford E-250 bus with registration number No: JJJ842YG and Nissan Caravan commercial bus with registration number TTK518XA.

According to eyewitness, the driver of the ford vehicle was on speed when one of his front tyres suddenly pulled off. 

The witness said the driver lost control and crashed at the back of the Nissan directly in front of him.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adeoye Irelewuyi attributed the cause of the crash to speed and loss of control.

He sympathized with the deceased family and wished the injured quick recovery.

He warned motorist to desist from disobeying traffic rules and regulations, emphasizing that traffic rules made was to advert such kind of crash.

He said, “A commercial driver identified as Mr. Francis Basil with black Ford E-250 bus with registration number No: JJJ842YG belonging to God is Good Logistics, and a driver of a custom Nissan Caravan commercial bus identified as Orjiwuru Augustine with registration number: TTK518XA was involved in a fatal road traffic crash two pole before Ihiala LGA Secretariat by Owerri-Ihiala Expressway today 5th March, 2024 at about 12:00hrs.

“11 people comprising 7 male adults and 4 female adults were involved in the crash. 

One male adult was killed, while 

4male adult and 4 female adults were injured and two people were rescued unhurt.

“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.34 Ihiala Unit Command Anambra State rushed the victims to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala where one male adult was confirmed dead and his corpse deposited at same hospital mortuary. 

“The team in conjunction with police men from Ihiala Divisional Police Station towed the crashed vehicles to the police station. Obstruction cleared and normalcy in human and vehicular movement restored.”

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