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A road traffic crash that occurred yesterday afternoon has claimed the lives of a bus driver and a female pedestrian at the front of the Adam and Eve Motors, Upper Iweka, by Awka-Onitsha Expressway.
The accident, which occurred late Thursday afternoon, involved four people, comprising three male adults and one female adult.
Four vehicles – a Mercedes Benz truck, a Mercedes Benz car, a Suzuki bus and a Mistibushi L300 bus, were involved in the crash.
An eyewitness told our reporters that the truck fully loaded with tiles and other building materials suffered brake failure and rammed into three stationary vehicles, killing the driver and the female pedestrian.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the killed bus driver was in his vehicle waiting for his turn to load, while the pedestrian was hawking sachet water along the road.
Those injured were taken to the Toronto Hospital for treatment, while the corpses were deposited at the hospital’s morgue by the Federal Road Safety Corps rescue team from RS5.31, Upper Iweka Outpost Command.
The Anambra Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the families of the dead victims, and wished the injured quick recovery.
He urged drivers to ensure their vehicles met minimum safety standards before hitting the road.
‘Traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed at all times,’ he added.
The Eastern Updates reports that most of the road crashes that has been reported this year have often been blamed on overspeeding.