Nigeria

Driver crushed to death in Anambra road crash

A fatal road traffic crash occurred at the Obinaetiti Akwuzu junction by Nteje-Onitsha Expressway, late on Friday night.

According to an eyewitness, the crash was between two vehicles: an unidentified driver of a blue Mercedes 911 with registration number XA129AWK and an unidentified driver of a Honda Accord car with registration number RBX155PC.

The probable cause of the crash was attributed to obstruction and overspeeding.

The eyewitness said the accident occurred when the driver of the Honda car, driving at a high speed, hit the Mercedes Benz 911 from behind.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz 911 had sighted a heap of sand and gravel on the road and slowed down to avoid it while the driver of the Honda car, who did not watch, rammed into the vehicle and crashed.

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The sand was being used by a construction company.

Three male adults were involved in the crash. Two persons were rescued unhurt while one person died

As of the time of filing this report, the dead victim had been deposited at the Wisdom Mortuary, Awkuzu.

The truck was taken to the Federal Road Safety Corps office at Nteje, while efforts are being made by the rescue team to clear the obstruction.

The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Commander, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the family of the dead victim.

He seriously warned the motoring public to desist from excessive speeding and be alert while driving.

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“Traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed at all times,” he added.

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