Multiple Auto Crash Claims One In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka

A motorist met his untimely death at Tarzan junction Onitsha-Enugu Expressway last night when about four vehicles collided, leaving others injured.

Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra Mr. Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi who disclosed the information in the command’s First Information Report, said the crash was as a result of uncontrolled speed.

Kumapayi maintained that crashes were avoidable, if only road users would be more vigilant as well as take precautions while driving and in consideration of others.

He therefore expressed his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased accident victim, stressing that motorists should drive to stay alive so they can return to their families and friends after a long journey.

The First Information Report of the sector commander on the fatal crash as compiled by the Ag.Sector Public Education Officer Mr. Kamal Musa reads thus: “One male adult killed in a multiple fatal crash involving four vehicles: A Toyota sienna  with registration number SE 482 JJT , a Volkswagen bus with registration number NNE 336 ZK, a Toyota hiace bus with registration number FST 635 XV and a Toyota Hilux pick up with registration number ABN 16 XP which occurred in the evening of 27th November, 2020 near Tarzan Junction along Onitsha- Awka Expressway.

“Eyewitness report indicates that a total of four people consisting of (3) male adults and (1) female adult were involved in the crash. The corpse of the dead victim a male adult was taken to Iyienu hospital and deposited at the morgue by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command after doctor’s confirmation.

“Road obstruction cleared to ensure free flow of traffic along the route while investigation to unravel the cause of the crash has commenced.”

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