Five Killed, 11 Injured In Akwa Ibom Auto Crash

Five Killed, 11 Injured In Akwa Ibom Auto Crash

Five persons have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured in a fatal accident between a Nissan Caravan and a Mark truck on Saturday along the Calabar-Itu highway in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

 

The accident, which occurred at 3 pm, was attributed to overspeeding.

 

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Sector Commander of the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Matthew Olonisaye.

 

The statement, signed by the command’s Public Enlightenment Officer, Paul James, said that the accident could have been avoided if the motorists had adhered to safety regulations.

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According to the statement: “A fatal crash occurred on Saturday, December 2, 2023, along the Itu-Calabar road by Ayadehe at about 3:10 pm. The crash involved a Nissan Caravan with Registration number GWB532XY and a Mark Truck with no registration number.

 

“Eleven males and five females were involved; three out of the five females and two of the 11 males involved were confirmed dead, while the rest sustained injuries of various degrees.

“When the report of the incident was received, the FRSC operatives mobilised and moved over to attend to the situation. Upon arrival at the crash scene, the injured were moved to nearby hospitals for prompt medical attention, while the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the morgue.

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“When an inquiry was made as to the cause of the crash, it was gathered that the causal factor to the crash was speed-related, according to eyewitnesses. After the evacuation of the victims, the road was cleared of the wreckage to enable free traffic.”