SAD: Two killed, 14 injured as truck rams into five vehicles
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SAD: Two killed, 14 injured as truck rams into five vehicles

By Emma Elekwa


Two persons were on Sunday crushed to death while fourteen sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal accident at Asaba park, Upper Iweka, along Awka-Onitsha expressway in Anambra State.

The crash, which occurred around 1.14pm, involved five vehicles, two trucks, two buses and a Jeep.

The Nation learnt the truck driver with registration number: XC 416 PK lost control following brake failure and rammed into other four vehicles in front of him.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi attributed the cause of the crash to brake failure

He commiserated with the deceased families and wished the injured quick recovery.

He said: “A Fatal Road traffic crash occurred at Asaba park Upper Iweka by Awka-Onitsha Expressway, today, 23rd January 2022, at about 13:15hours.


“The crash was between five vehicles, two DAF trucks with registration number: XC 416 PK and DTF 249 XA respectively; rwo Hiase bus with registration number: FGG 929 ZD and XB 994 GBK respectively and a Jeep with registration number: RSH 450 BM

“According to an eyewitnes account, the DAF truck driver with registration number: XC 416 PK lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into other vehicles in his front and finally crashed into the gutter.

“The driver took to his heels after the crash.

“22 people compromising 13 male adults, 7 female adults 1 male child, and 1 female child were involved in the crash.

“11 compromising 7 male adults and 7 female adults were injured while 2 male adults were killed.

“The injured victims were rushed to Toronto Hospital Boromie by FRSC rescue team where 2 male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“The dead victims were deposited at the hospital Mortuary. FRSC tow truck is on ground for removal of obstruction.”


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