…the trailer driver reportedly lost control following brake failure
One person lost his life while ten others sustained varying degrees of injury in an auto crash involving a trailer at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The crash occurred around 3.30pm, involving an articulated lorry and two bus.
The trailer driver was said to be descending the hill when he suddenly lost control following brake failure and rammed into the bus, killing one of the passengers and injuring several others.
An eyewitness said, “Only one person, a man, died but about 10 persons sustained injuries. Some of the injured have been rushed to Toronto hospital.
“The mini bus was hit beyond recognition and the occupants, driver and about two passengers, were not touched. The victims were mainly those on the road. ”
Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi said four persons sustained injuries, blaming the crash on speed and brake failure.
He sympathized with the deceased family and wished the injured victims quick recovery, warning motorist to desist from overspeeding and observe recommended safe speed limits.
He said, “A fatal road traffic crash occurred at old Asaba park by Awka-Onitsha Expressway today 3rd May, 2023 at about 15:30hrs.
“Three vehicles were involved in the crash: A commercial Daihatsu Hijet bus with Registration number: AKL978XM, a commercial Howo Trailer with registration number: AWK899ZQ and a Commercial Mitsubishi L300 bus with registration number: SKA439XA.
“Two male adults and three female adults were involved in the crash. One male adult was killed, while two male adults and two female adults were injured.
“As at the time of this report, The FRSC rescue team from RS5.31A Upper-Iweka Onitsha Anambra State rushed the victims to Toronto hospital Onitsha where one male adult was confirmed dead and his corpse deposited at same hospital mortuary.
“The injured victims are currently receiving treatment. The team also ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.