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Woman, others escape as truck crashes into vehicles in Onitsha

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Five persons, including a middle-aged woman escaped death in a multiple auto crash at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state.

The crash which occurred along the flyover bypass, involved a trailer, a Lexus Jeep and a Suzuki shuttle bus.

The truck laden with empty crates of soft drinks (minerals) reportedly rammed into the two vehicles following loss of control as a result of over-speeding.

Confirming the incident, state sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi said no loss of life nor injury was recorded.

He said, “A multiple minor traffic crash happened at Upper Iweka by flyover bypass on January 19, 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.

“Eyewitness account shows that the traffic crash was as a result of speeding and brake failure which led to loss of control. 

“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 ground clearing the obstruction.”

Kumapayi advised articulated vehicle drivers to keep to recommended load capacity for their vehicles and always maintain their vehicles before setting out for any journey to avoid a preventable road traffic crash.

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