A road crash has claimed the lives of two people on the Onitsha-Awka Expressway. According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), two individuals perished in a collision on Sunday.
The Anambra Command spokesperson of the FRSC, Mrs. Margaret Onabe, released a statement on this occurrence on Sunday.
The statement claims that the collision, which involved a Toyota Hiace bus with the license plate GDD 68 ZP and a truck with the license plate FKJ 22, happened at 8:45 p.m.
“Probable cause of the crash were road obstruction and excessive speed.
“According to an eyewitness report, the truck developed fault and was abandoned by the truck driver after placing caution signs at the front and rear of the vehicle.
“The bus driver who was on speed rammed into the truck from the rear and crashed,” the FRSC statement said.
According to the report, the collision involved 12 people—eight men and four women. Unfortunately, two people died and five others also had varying degrees of injuries.
Onabe claimed that emergency personnel from the FRSC Nteje Unit transported the deceased to New Word Mortuary in the town. Meanwhile, they evacuated the injured to a hospital.
According to the statement, Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, the FRSC’s Anambra Sector Commander, expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased. He also wished those injured a speedy recovery.
Furthermore, the statement asserted that the command had issued warnings to drivers advising them to avoid speeding beyond speed limits. He therefore urged motorists to adhere to highway rules.