The driver of a blue Scania truck with registration number LSD697YD, Friday, lost control and rammed into a blue/white Mistibuchi L300 bus with registration number LEH596XA, killing three pedestrians in the process.
The mishap occurred at Onitsha headbridge by Asaba-Onitsha expressway at about 10:00hrs, the state command’s unit of the Federal Road Safety Commission said Friday.
According to Margret Onabe, the sector public education officer of the command, the truck failed brake, leading to the driver losing control before ramming into three pedestrians walking down the bridge.
“On getting to the Ojukwu Statue, it finally collided with a bus going to Asaba. The driver took to his heels thereafter,” a source said.
Our correspodent reports that ten persons, comprising six male adults and four female adults, were involved in the crash. Three persons, compromising two males and one female, all pedestrians, were killed while the rest were injured.”
Onabe said an FRSC rescue team from RS5.31, Onitsha, took the victims to Toronto Hospital where two male and one female adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses deposited at the hospital morgue while the injured are currently receiving treatment.
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