Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has condoled with the families of victims of the crash along Ontitsh-Inteje-Akwa axis.
He thereby called on fleet and other commercial vehicle operators, as well as private vehicle owners, to exercise caution and be conscious of their environments whenever they drive and also to avoid driving against stipulated speed limit on all roads.
A statement issued by Mr. Bisi Kazeem said that “This is to eradicate all incidences of road mishap arising from impatience and lack of mental alertness when on wheels.
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“This advice came following the fatal crash that occurred involving a Mitsubishi L300 commercial Bus with vehicle registration number XE 245 AWK and a DAF Leyland Truck with registration number T-19094 LA at the aforementioned route which involved 10 people, killed 5 Female Adults, injured 2 Male Adults and 2 female adults.
“According to the first information report from the scene of the crash, eyewitnesses stated that the DAF Leyland truck was coming from Onitsha while the Mitsubishi L300 bus was coming from Nteje axis and both vehicles got to the failed portion at the same time when the container of the Leyland Truck fell on the Mitsubishi Bus”.
The Corps Marshal seized the opportunity to commend FRSC operatives whose prompt response to the distressing situation led to immediate evacuation of the victims of the crash to Divine Care Hospital Umunya and Chira Hospital for medical attention, and clearance of obstruction to ensure free flow of traffic within the axis.