Corps Commander Irelewuyi, Again Urges Motorists To Maintain Safe Speed As Fatal Road Traffic Crash At Awgbu Claims Seven Lives, Injures Many Others

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Corps Commander Irelewuyi, Again Urges Motorists To Maintain Safe Speed As Fatal Road Traffic Crash At Awgbu Claims Seven Lives, Injures Many Others

The Sector Commander, Federal Roads Safety Corps FRSC Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, has again urged motorists to maintain safe speed, as well as drive within speculated speed limit to arrive their destinations alive.

Corps Commander Irelewuyi gave the advice while reacting to a fatal multiple road traffic crash which occurred on Tuesday, 9th July, 2024, at Green Energy Oil and Gas by Eke Awgbu along Agulu-Agwubu Road, while claimed six lives and injured six persons.

According to a release issued by the Ag Sector Public Education Officer, RC Margaret Onabe, the incident which happened at 9:55am, involved a Commercial howo truck belonging to BUA with no registration Number, a commercial TVS/Tricycle with registration number: NZH84LG, a commercial QLINK/Motorcycle with registration number: OLU245QV, and a private Honda/Motorcycle with no registration number.

The release attributed the cause of the fatal road traffic crash to excessive Speed and brake failure.

An eyewitness said the driver of the truck was on speed, had a brake failure, lost control of the vehicle, and collided with other vehicles at a check point and crashed.

The release informed that about Eleven persons were involved in the crash comprising (9 male adults, and 2 female adults) 5 male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury, while 4 male adults and 1 female adult were killed.

It further revealed that before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from RS5.35 Igboukwu, the injured victims had been rushed by passerby to Referral Health Centre, Awgbu and the dead victims deposited at St Joseph’s Mortuary Adazi Ani.

The rescue team managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.

It was further gathered that the rescue team from RS 5.3 Anambra State Sector Command led by CRC E Oguadimma CRC OPS, immediately visited the scene of the crash and also visited Referal Hospital, Awgbu, were the victims were taken to.

There it was confirmed that two (2) amongst the seven (7) injured victims were referred to Chukwu Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Awka, and another two (2) referred to Regina Hospital, Awka, of which an adult female was confirmed dead on arrival.

It was also learnt that an adult male was also confirmed dead at Referral Hospital, Awgbu, bringing total number of death to six (6). ie 4 male adults, 2 female adults.

The Sector Commander commiserated with the family of the dead victims, and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured.

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