Onitsha road accident takes two female lives
A fatal road traffic accident that happen in front of Peace Mass Transit Park Upper-Iweka Onitsha, Anambra state, has claim the live of a young female lotto attendant and one other female on Tuesday evening.
Our correspondent gathered that the crash which was caused by brake failure and loss of control involved a Mercedes Benz Tipper with registration number XA44NSK, driven by one 55-year- old man, Mr. Okafor Patrick Ndubuisi of Ogbauru street, Okpoko in Onitsha who is currently in police custody.
The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Anambra State Sector Command, Mr. Pascal A. Anigbo, who confirmed the accident in a statement said, a total of 10 victims (5 male adults and 5 female adults) were involved in the crash, two female including a lotto attendant 0lpl were confirmed dead while eight (3 females and 5 males sustained varying degree of injuries are currently responding to treatment at Toronto Hospital Onitsha.
According him, the driver of the tipper lost control of the vehicle after the brakes failed and in the process rammed into people including a young female lotto attendant and other were confirmed dead by doctors at Toronto Hospital, where the victims were rushed to by the FRSC rescue team from Upper-Iweka Outpost, Onitsha.
Meanwhile,corpses have been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem Examination and obstruction cleared to enable free flow of traffic.
Consequently, the Command urged the public whose relations were not seen to check at Toronto Hospital Onitsha for possible identification of victims.
“The Sector Commander, FRSC, Anambra State Command, Mr. Andrew A. Kumapayi, while sending his condolences to the families of the dead and wishes the injured victims quick recovery, has admonishes vehicle owners and drivers, especially articulated vehicles, to always ensure that there vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, including their braking systems, before embarking on any trip.
He also advises drivers to always drive defensively, with maximum concentration and they should be very observant before overtaking other vehicles.