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FRSC Cautions Against Reckless Driving As 11 Persons Escape Death In Anambra Multiple Road Traffic Crashes

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It was a narrow escape from untimely death for eleven accident victims who were involved in two fatal crashes at different locations in Anambra state yesterday.

Sector commander of the Anambra command of the Federal Road Safety Commission , CC Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi said one of the ill-fated crash occurred at Immigration junction Awka involving an articulated vehicle and two cars respectively. He further disclosed that about eight persons were involved in the crash but no lives were lost .

Kumapayi also said that another fatal accident happened at Igbariam junction leading to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University but according to him, no death was recorded. He said a heavy duty truck and a car were involved in the accident.

The sector commander’s situation report on the fatalities were contained in the release made available by the sector public education officer RC Paschal Anigbo.

The release reads,” At about 1.33pm today Monday 25 May, 2020 a multiple Road Traffic Crash involving a white coloured Mack (Tanker) with registration number XA268NDN, a white coloured Toyota 4Runner with registration number KJA369EL and a red coloured Toyota Highlander with registration number KUJ691NZ occurred at Immigration Junction, along Awka-Onitsha expressway, Awka.

” According to eyewitness report, the tanker which is laden with Black Oil had a Break Failure and rammed into the other two vehicles. A total of Eight victims were involved in the crash (6 male adults and 2 female adults).

” Two male adults sustained injuries. No life was lost. The injured victims were rushed to Life Hospital, Agu Awka, by FRSC rescue team from Anambra State Sector Command, Awka.

” FRSC operatives are on ground managing traffic, while preparations for the removal of the crashed vehicles is in top gear. The Fire Service are also on ground to forestall any eventuality.

” Also, at about 1.35pm another Road Traffic Crash was recorded at Igbariam Junction, along Nteje-Awka expressway. The crash which was caused by Wrongful Overtaking involved a Toyota Sequia with registration number DB139LSD and a Mercedes Benz truck with registration number XC689BEN.

” Three people were involved in the crash. No life was lost, but One male sustained some degree of injury. The injured victim was rushed to Chukwuemeka Odimegwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku, Awka by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command. Obstruction has been cleared and normal traffic flow ensured.

” The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi admonishes vehicle owners and drivers, especially articulated vehicles, to always ensure that there vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, including their breaking systems, before embarking on any trip. He also advises drivers to always drive defensively, with maximum concentration. They should be very observant before overtaking other vehicles. He wishes the injured victims quick recovery.” The release concluded.

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