One person lost his life while four others sustained varying degrees of injury in a motor accident along Onitsha- Awka Old road, Anambra state.
The accident which occurred around 3pm, involved a yellow 911 M/Benz water tanker with registration number XB 698 GDD and a yellow TVs tricycle.
According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred as a result excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking.
Confirming the incident, Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kamal Musa said the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Mogue after he was confirmed dead by the Doctors in the hospital.
He said, “At about 1500hrs today Monday 14 September, 2020, a fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a yellow 911 M/Benz water tanker with registration number XB 698 GDD and a yellow TVs tricycle with out a registration number was recorded at opposite Jodon Shopping Mall Nkpor, along Onitsha- Awka Old road.
“The crash involved a total of five (5) people (4) male adults, (1)female adult. (3) male adults and (1) femal adult who sustained varying degrees of injury were taken to Boromi hospital Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command and the dead victim deposited at the Mogue after he was confirmed dead by the Doctors in the Hospital.
“The road obstruction is being cleared to ensure free flow of traffic.
“The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi sends his condolences to the deceased family and wishes the injured victims quick recovery.
“He warns motorists to desist from over speeding and wrongful overtaking while on the highways. He says over taking should be done only when it is safe and absolutely necessary to do so as road Traffic crashes are avoidable.”