Truck crushes Conductor, passenger

Posted by News Express | 6 October 2020 | 479 times

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By PAMELA EBOH, Awka 

Two persons were on Monday night crushed to death in a fatal motor accident along Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Anambra state.

It was gathered that the deceased, a conductor and a passenger in the Mitsubishi bus were allegedly pushing the faulty vehicle along the road at about 11pm when they were hit by a Mercedes Benz truck..

According to an witness, "the truck driver didn’t see the bus on time because it was already night and had to run into it, killing the conductor and the passenger who were pushing the bus out of the road."

The Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kamal Musa who confirmed the incident said the corpses were deposited at the morgue after doctor’s confirmation.

He said, “Two male adults were killed in a fatal road traffic crash involving a Green Mitsubishi bus with registration number JJT 943 XA and a M/Benz truck with registration number FGG 612 YG allegedly occurred as a result of road obstruction by a broken down bus with out a caution sign to notify the on coming vehicles.

“Information reaching the Command states that a total of Five (5) male adults were involved in the crash ( 2) male adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Toronto hospital Onitsha by FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command in Collaboration with men of the NPF Onitsha.

“The dead victims were deposited at the morgue after doctor’s confirmation. Obstruction has been cleared and normal traffic flow restored.

Condoling with the family, the Sector Commander, Andrew Kumapayi warned drivers of broken down vehicles to ensure  that adequate caution sign is displayed to notify on-coming vehicles in other to avoid further crashes.


Source: News Express

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