…the lone crash occurred around 6.50pm on Tuesday
Two women lost their lives while six others were seriously injured in a fatal lone crash at Odumodu junction, along Nteje-Onitsha Expressway in Anambra State.
The crash which occurred around 6.50pm on Tuesday involved a Commercial Toyota Sienna with Registration Number: LND502YE with six persons on board.
The speeding driver was said to have suddenly lost control of the vehicle and sumalsulted, after hitting a woman crossing the highway.
Confirming the incident Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said the deceased were the pedestrian and one of the passengers in the vehicle.
He attributed the cause of the crash to speed.
While sympathizing with the deceased family and praying for quick recovery of the injured, Adeoye urged motorist to maintain safe speed, drive within speculated speed limit to arrive their destinations alive.
He said, “A fatal road traffic crash was recorded today 18th April, 2023 at Tempo 300 miters away from Odumodu junction, along Nteje-Onitsha Expressway.
“The lone crash involved a Commercial Toyota Sienna with Registration. Number: LND502YE belonging to young shall grow motors.
“The probable cause of the fatal road traffic crash was Speed.
“According to eyewitness, the driver was on speed, lost control of the vehicle, sumalsulted after hitting a woman crossing the expressway and crashed.
“Seven persons were involved in the crash comprising 4 male adults, and 3 female adults. 4 male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury and 2 female adults (The pedestrian and 1 passenger in the vehicle) were killed.
“FRSC first responders at Nteje rushed the injured victims to Beatrice Specialist Hospital Umunya where 2 female adults were confirmed dead.
“FRSC personnel at RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command on ground managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.”