A fatal car accident has claimed the lives of two persons while five people sustained various degrees of injuries.
The crash which occurred on Sunday around 8:45 pm along the Onitsha-Awka expressway in Anambra State involved an articulated truck and commercial bus.
An eyewitness explained that the bus driver lost control and rammed into the stationary truck from behind.
“The truck driver had abandoned the vehicle after it developed a fault and placed caution a sign at the front and rear. But the bus driver who was on speed rammed into the truck from the rear and crashed,” the eyewitness said.
However, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the incident, attributing the cause to road obstruction and excessive speed
He said the deceased had been taken to a mortuary and the injured to a hospital for medical attention.
While condoling with the deceased families and wishing the injured quick recovery, Irelewuyi warned motorists to desist from speeding and ensure they kept to the recommended speed limit.
He said, “An unidentified driver of a Mack truck with registration: FKJ22XJ number and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number: GDD68ZP was involved in a fatal road traffic crash on the 14th August 2022 at about 20:45hrs.
“Probable cause of the crash was road obstruction and excessive speed.
He continued, “12 people compromising eight male adults and four female adults were involved in the crash. five people compromising of three male adults and two female adults sustained varying degrees of injury. Two male adults were killed.
“FRSC first responders from RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command took the injured victims to a yet-to-be-confirmed hospital, while the dead victims were taken to New Word mortuary Nteje.”