Two persons lost their lives while four women sustained varying degrees of injury in separate auto crashes in Anambra state.
A woman reportedly died in the crash that occurred along Asaba- Onitsha road, while a man died in the crash recorded opposite Peg filling Station, Enugu-Ukwu, along Onitsha-Awka Old road.
Confirming both crashes, Ag. Sector Public Education Officer,
Federal Road Safety Corps, Kamal Musa said the body of the deceased were deposited at the Mogue after they were confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital.
He said, “A hit-and-run driver of sky-blue Mitsubishi L300 Bus, whose identity was not captured, knocked down (4)female adults who were crossing the expressway near MCC along Asaba- Onitsha road this evening Saturday 5th September 2020.
“According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 1559hrs. They said the vehicle was on top speed and fled after knocking down (4) Female Adults (3) seriously injured and (1) who allegedly died on the spot were rushed to Toronto hospital by a good Samaritan before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost who deposited the dead victim at the Mogue after she was confirmed dead by the Doctors in the hospital.
“The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew A. Kumapayi sends his condolences to the deceased family and admonishes pedestrians to endeavour to use pedestrian bridges, to avoid being knocked over by vehicles plying the expressway.
“He also warns drivers against over speeding. A maximum speed limit of 50km/hr is recommended for vehicles within built-up areas.
“At about 0604hrs today Saturday 5 September, 2020 a fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a Green 911 M/Benz Tipper driven by a driver whose identity was not disclosed with registration number XU 214 LND and a Peugeot 504 Pick up driven by one mr. Innocent Okolo Udu with registration number AA 635 BB was recorded at opposite Peg filling Station, Enugu-Ukwu, along Onitsha-Awka Old road.
“According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred as a result of loss of control due to break failure . It also involved a total of three (3) male adults, and one male adult the dead victim was taken to Beke hospital Nimo, and deposited at the Mogue after he was confirmed dead by Doctors in the same hospital before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command who are ground to ensure free flow of traffic while the obstruction is being cleared.
“The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew A. Kumapayi sends his condolences to the deceased family and strongly warns Truck drivers to embark on regular maintenance of vehicles and ensure their vehicles meet the minimum safety requirements by law before putting them on the road to avoid road traffic crashes