One Dead, Others Injured In Auto Crash Along Enugu-Onitsha ExpresswayOne Dead, Others Injured In Auto Crash Along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

A middle-aged woman has been reported dead and six others seriously injured in a fatal accident around the Government House, Awka axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Thursday.

The accident involving a commercial bus plying Perm Site route in Awka with registration number Awk 166 XX and a Toyota Camry car with registration number, FGG 28 LN happened at about 5.30pm.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Anambra State, Mr Sunday Ajayi said three of the injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital in Awka while three others in very critical condition were conveyed via an FRSC ambulance to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.

“Wrongful overtaking and over speeding was the major cause of the accident.

“We appeal to motorists to exercise caution when driving on the state roads over the need to place safety first above every other consideration,” Ajayi added.