Friday, January 21

Anambra Christmas crash claims one, injure woman, 5 kids

By: Awesome Ekene

A middle-aged man lost his life while a woman and five kids sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal accident at Umuokpu along Awka-Enugu expressway in Anambra State.

The crash which occurred around 4am, involved a blue Passat Volkswagen Wagon with twelve persons on board.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly veered off the road and crashed as a result of tiredness.

“The driver slept off while driving and crashed. He died instantly while many occupants of the car were injured” an eye witness said.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adeoye Irelewuyi said one male adult lost his life while six persons comprising a female adult, 4 male children and 1 female child were injured.

Anambra Christmas crash claims one, injure woman, 5 kids 1

He attributed the cause of the fatal crash to fatigue, just as he sympathized with the deceased family and wished the injured quick recovery.

He said, “A fatal Road traffic crash occurred at Umuokpu inward Enugu Section of the Expressway by Awka-Enugu express way 25th December, 2021 at about 04:00hrs.

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“The lone crash involved an unidentified driver of a blue Passat Volkswagen Wagon with registration number: BEN658TP.

“12 people comprising 2 male adults, 1 female adult, 4 male Children, 5 female children were involved in the crash. 6 persons comprising 1 female adult, 4male children, 1 female child were injured.

“The injured victims were rushed to Princeton Hospital Awka by FRSC rescue team; where one male adult was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his corpse deposited at the morgue.

“However, the FRSC rescue team on ground managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.

“Motorists should always observe the regulatory rest periods when travelling in order to avoid fatigue. Traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed always.”

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