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Eight persons were seriously injured in an auto crash along Amawbia expressway in Awka South local government area of Anambra state.

The accident which occurred around 7.10am on Saturday, involved a Toyota Hiace bus a Toyota Sienna Space wagon.

Eye witness said the crash was caused by one of the vehicle drivers who drove against traffic.

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Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said all the occupants of the two vehicles sustained serious injury.

He warned motorist to desist from driving against traffic which usually leads to traffic crash.

He said, “A serious traffic crash happened today Saturday 29th May 2021 by Amawbia express at about 0710hrs.

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“The crash was between unidentified driver of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU 345 ZU and unidentified driver of a Toyota Sienna Space wagon with registration number NKE 143 XE.

“Eight persons were involved in the crash comprising 6 male adults and 2 female adults. All the occupants of the two vehicles sustained serious injury and were rushed to AMAKU hospital by some good Samaritans before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from State Sector Command.

“No death was recorded. FRSC rescue team on ground managing the traffic and ensuring obstruction caused by the two vehicles are cleared for free flow of traffic.

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While wishing the injured victims quick recovery, Irelewuyi also advised motorists to consider other road users when using the road, saying, “if we drive against traffic there is 99% possibility of traffic crash always. 

“Motorist should avoid driving against traffic. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility so drive to save life.”

Praise Necherem

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