One dies in Anambra auto accident – FRSC

The scene of the accident in Agulu, Anambra on Friday

A male adult has lost his life in an accident involving an articulated vehicle, which occurred in-between the two bridges at Agulu Lake, along Nanka-Agulu road in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, the State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, confirmed the incident on Friday, in Awka.

Kumapayi said the crash, suspected to be caused by overspending, occurred at about 6:30 a.m.

“The fatal crash involved a  Mack trailer with registration number RUM646XA.

“The driver of the trailer, whose identity was given as Wilson Chukwunaru Chibuisi, lost control of the vehicle, due to excessive speeding, resulting in the accident and death of his motor boy.

“One out of the two male adults involved was confirmed dead by doctors at St. Joseph Hospital Agulu, where he was rushed to by the FRSC rescue team from Nanka Outpost.

“The obstruction caused was cleared by the combined efforts of operatives from the FRSC, NPF, DSS, and Fire Service,” he said.

The Sector Commander, who condoled with the family of the dead, warned drivers against all forms of dangerous driving and overspending.

“That crash could have been easily averted if the driver had maintained the recommended speed limit.

“We need to remind road users that drivers, who are caught driving recklessly, will be sanctioned,” he said. (NAN)

– Aug. 14, 2020 @ 15.05 GMT |

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