One dies in Anambra road crash

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One person lost his life in a road crash that occurred before Ngozika Junction along the Awka-Onitsha Expressway on Thursday.

It was gathered that four people were involved in the accident, however, three other persons escaped unhurt.

Two vehicles were said to be involved in the crash which were a red/white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BRA107XA and a white Mercedes Benz truck with registration number: NSH394ZF.

The cause of the fatal crash was attributed to route violation.

According to an eyewitness, the crash occured when the truck driver was making a reverse from the road that leads to Maxbi Hotel to face one way, and he collided with the bus coming from Kwata junction of the road.

Confirming the accident, the Anambra State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, said two male adults and two female adults were involved in the crash.

Irelewuyi added that the FRSC rescue team from RS5.3 took the victim to Regina Caeli Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpse deposited at the hospital morgue.

He explained that the rescue team on the ground managed the traffic to ensure obstruction caused by the crash was removed. He expressed his sympathy for the family of the deceased.

“Motorist should desist from reversing on the expressway and drive defensively giving full concentration to happenings on the road. Drive to arrive alive,” he added.


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