Sunday, January 23

Two perish as vehicle rams into faulty truck in Anambra

By: Awesome Ekene

Two persons on Tuesday morning lost their lives in a fatal accident in Ogbunike, along Onitsha-Awka expressway, Anambra state.

The crash which occurred around 7am along Ogbunike hill by slaughter, involved an articulated vehicle and an Ash-colored Toyota Corolla with four persons on board.

According to an eyewitness, the tipper developed fault on the road and the Toyota Corolla rammed into it from the rear and crashed.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident, saying the body of the deceased were immediately taken by their families.

While commiserating with the deceased families, the FRSC boss urged motoring public to maintain safe speed limits and also ensure their vehicles were in good condition before hitting the road.

He said, “A fatal Road traffic crash Occurred at Ogbunike hill by slaughter, by Onitsha-Awka express way today 7th December, 2021 at about 0700hrs.

“The crash was between two vehicles: An unidentified driver of a red (Howo Tipper) with no registration number. And unidentified driver a Ash Toyota Corolla with registration number: HTE 365 CU.

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“The probable cause of the fatal crash was attributed to Road Obstruction (OBS) and excessive speed.

“Four male adults were involved in the crash. Two male adults were killed while
Two male adult came out unhurt.

“The dead Victims were taken by their families while the FRSC rescue team are on ground controlling traffic. Aggressive crowd are also on ground attempting to burn the truck involved.”

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