Five escape as trailer rams into vehicles in Onitsha flyover


FIVE persons escaped death in a multiple auto crash at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday night.

  The crash occurred along the flyover bypass when a truck laden with empty crates of minerals rammed into a Lexus Jeep and a Suzuki shuttle bus.

  Eyewitnesses said the truck skidded into the two vehicles when it lost control as a result of over speeding.

Confirming the incident, State Sector Commande of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi, said no loss of life or injury was recorded.

  “A multiple minor traffic crash happened at Upper Iweka by flyover bypass on 19th January 2021 at about 1725 hrs. “The traffic crash was between a Coca Cola trailer driver Mr Idiake Robert Uyi with registration number WDE 711 YE, Unidentified driver of RS300 Lexus Jeep with registration number ABJ 929 SR and unidentified driver of Suzuki shuttle bus with registration number AWK 161 YZ. A total of 5 persons were involved in the crash (4 male adults and 1 female adult). No injury and no death was recorded. FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost on the ground clearing the obstruction,” he said.


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