THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command, has reported the death of one person in an accident, at Nkpor, near Onitsha.
According to the Commands Spokesperson, RC Kamal Musa, “At about 1500hrs on Wednesday, a fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a yellow 911 M/Benz water tanker with registration number XB 698 GDD and a yellow TVs tricycle with out a registration number ofwas recorded at opposite Jodon Shopping Mall Nkpor, along Onitsha- Awka Old Road.”
According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred as a result excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking. It also involved a total of five (5) people (4) male adults, (1)female adult. (3) male adults and (1) femal adult who sustained varying degrees of injury were taken to Boromi Hospital Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command and the dead victim deposited at the Mogue after he was confirmed dead by the Doctors in the Hospital.
The road obstruction is being cleared to ensure free flow of traffic.
The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi has sent his condolences to the deceased family and wished the injured victims quick recovery.
He warned motorists to desist from over speeding and wrongful overtaking while on the highways, stating that, over-taking should be done only when it is safe and absolutely necessary to do so as road crashes are avoidable.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID