A female passenger lost her life while seven sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal accident at T-junction Eziowelle by Nteje-old road, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The crash which occurred around 5pm on Friday, involved two vehicles, a mistibushi L300 bus and a Toyota Camry car with eleven persons on board.
According to an eye witness, the driver of the Camry was on speed, lost control, entered the lane of the bus driver and rammed into the bus as both were coming from opposite direction on a single carriage way.
Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Adeoye Irelewuyi said deceased was confirmed dead by the doctor while the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary.
He sympathized with the deceased family, urging motorist to always drive under stipulated speed limits and plan their journey to reach their destination on time.
He said, “A Fatal Crash occurred at T-junction Eziowelle by Nteje-old road today 10th September, 2021 at about 1700hours.
“The crash involved two vehicles.
A mistibushi L300 bus, commercial with registration number: UMZ40ZC and a Toyota Camry car with registration number: AGL360FT
“The cause of the fatal crash was attributed to excessive speed.
“11 people comprising seven male adults, 2 female adults, and 2 female children were involved in the crash. 8 male adults sustained varies degrees of injuries. 1 female adult was killed.
“The injured victims were rushed to Iyi-Enu Specialist hospital, Ogidi, by First responders where 1 female adult was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“The corpse of the dead victim was deposited at the hospital Mortuary. FRSC personnel on ground managed the traffic, while also ensuring obstruction caused was cleared.
“Meanwhile, at about 7pm, September 10, 2021, a tanker ladden with PMS was reported to have fell and spill its product at MCC, along Onitsha-Enugu expressway.
“FRSC Rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost in company of the Unit Commander Onitsha and the Fire Service from Onitsha are on the scene
managing the situation.”