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Another Driver Dies in Anambra Road Accident

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By Izunna Okafor, Awka

Barely few days after an auto crash that occurred in Nawfia, Anambra State claimed one life, another person has died in another auto crash that occurred in the state.

The Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command, DRC Margaret B. Onabe disclosed this to newsmen in a statement signed on behalf of the State’s Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi.

According to her, the crash occurred at Nkwelle Junction, by Onitsha-Nteje Expressway, and involved two vehicles —commercial Mark Tanker (with registration number: ENU224YY) and a private Toyota Hiace Bus (with registration number: GWA25TM).

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The statement reads: “Unidentified driver of a commercial Mark Tanker with registration number: ENU224YY and a private Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number: GWA25TM had a Fatal road traffic crash today 11th March, 2022 at about 07:00hrs.

“According to eyewitness account, the bus driver overtook wrongfully without knowing there was a broken down pick-up. And while trying to dodge the pick-up, he rammed into the truck and crashed.

“3 male adults were involved in the crash. 1 male adult, was killed (the bus driver). None was injured, and 2 were rescued unhurt.

“FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command rushed the victim to Chira Hospital Awkuzu for doctor’s confirmation before taken to wisdom mortuary, Awkuzu.

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“FRSC Rescue team on ground managed the traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was removed.

“The FRSC Sector Commander, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi commiserated with the family of the dead victim.

“While he warned Anambra State motorists to refrained from wrongful overtaking, and be vigilant while driving.”

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