Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Barely two weeks ago the popular and most dreaded Immigration junction Awka recorded a ghastly accident where about 10 people were seriously injured as about five vehicles colided at the junction due to uncontrolled speed by a heavy duty vehicle.
Prior to the multiple road traffic crash that occurred at the said junction, a Coca-Cola truck had also veered into the Anambra State Revenue House at the junction destroying the fence while trying to manoeuvre bad portions of the road.
Yesterday, another fatal crash occurred at the junction where the driver of a diesel ladened truck was trapped in the crash until he gradually died painfully.
The Anambra state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps Mr. Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi described the incident as rather unfortunate, stressing that motorists should drive to stay alive.
Kumapayi noted that Immigration junction Awka was one of the major flashpoints in the state and that the corps has continued to stress that motorists should drive with extra-caution while approaching the junction to avoid mishaps.
The sector commander whose statements on the crash was contained in the First Information Report released by the Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Mr. Kamal Musa, condoled with the families and friends of the deceased accident victim.
The accident report reads in parts, “A male adult identified as Mr. Taiwo, truck driver died in a lone fatal crash at about 1828hrs this evening 20th November, 2020 when a white mark truck without a registration number crashed at immigration junction along Awka-Enugu express way.
“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of loss of control due to excessive speeding by the truck driver.
“A total of two male adults were on board including the truck driver who got trapped in the process but later brought out dead and deposited at the Mogue at Amaku teaching hospital by FRSC rescue team from the Sector Command who ensured free flow of traffic while the obstruction is being cleared.
“Also on ground were the SSA to the Governor on petroleum and Union matters Comr. Peter Nwosu and men of the Anambra State Fire Service with their truck and chemicals to neutralize the inflammable content of the truck. The truck has been lifted and towed off the road.”