One person has been confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident around the Nteje axis of the Onitsha – Awka Expressway in Anambra State on Saturday.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra command spokesperson, RC Pascal A. Anigbo, the accident involved a Lexus 330 SUV and Mercedes Benz 911 truck.
RC Anigbo who spoke to THE DAILY VENDOR on the telephone confirmed that one life was lost in the tragic incident which he attributed to over speeding and wrongful overtaking.
“At about 2.00am today 2 May, 2020 a fatal Road Traffic Crash was recorded along Onitsha-Nteje Expressway, about 1.5 km from the Nteje Unit Command of the FRSC,” RC Anigbo said in a statement Saturday.
“The fatal crash involved a Lexus RX330 SUV with registration number GGE339FU driven by one Aaron B. Nnamdi (m), who also lost his life in the crash and a M/Benz 911 with registration number XA588ENU driven by one Mr. Tony Nwawoukwu.
“The cause of the crash can be attributed to speeding and wrongful overtaking. The dead victim was taken to Wisdom Funeral Mortuary Nteje. Personnel of the FRSC and NPF are on ground managing the situation, controlling traffic and clearing of obstruction caused. The vehicles are being towed to the Police Station, for further investigation.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi advises all road users and motorists to shun night travels, especially in this period of COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with government directives on prohibition of night travels (8pm-6am). He sends his condolences to the family of the dead and admonishes drivers to always drive defensively as most road traffic crashes are avoidable.”