A yet-to-be-identified woman was crushed to death while three were seriously injured after a commercial bus lost control while driving along Igboukwu- Nnewi road, Igboukwu, Anambra state today October 6.
The accident which occurred around 2.50pm involved a white Toyota bus and a KC/Sanya motorcycle, with the deceased and the injured on board.
Confirming the accident to newsmen, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi, attributed the crash to excessive speeding leading to loss of control.
“At about 1450hrs a female adult was crushed to death and three male adults seriously injured in a fatal crash involving a white Toyota bus with registration number AHH 605 RM and a KC/Sanya Motorcycle without a registration number recorded at Ichida, in Igboukwu, along Igboukwu- Nnewi road.
It also involved a total of Four people (1) female adult, the Motorcycle passenger died on the spot and (3) male adults who sustained varying degrees of injuries were rushed to Apex hospital Igboukwu, by FRSC rescue team from Igboukwu Unit Command who deposited the corpse at the morgue after Doctor’s confirmation.”Kumapayi said
While commiserating with the deceased family and wishing the injured quick recovery, Kumapayi advised motorists to “Drive Safe and Stay Safe” during Ember Months.
“Motorists should also desist from over speeding and abide by the stipulated speed limits set by law to avoid road traffic crashes.” he said