Monday, 14 November 2016

Fatal accident claims the life of one in Abakaliki

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A middle-aged man has been confirmed dead by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in a fatal auto crash that occurred on Sunday, November 13, in Abakaliki.
The Ebonyi FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Iyamah, made the revelation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, November 14, in the state, adding that the accident occurred at Hill Top-Water Works junction.

NAN reports that the commander said the accident involved an articulated vehicle and a motorcycle.
“The motorcyclist died, his passenger was injured while the driver of the articulated vehicle was unhurt.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the accident was caused by reckless driving and speed-limit violation on the part of the articulated vehicle driver,” he said.
According to Iyamah, investigations in the accident is still ongoing.
The Commander urged motorists to always obey traffic regulations in order to save lives.
“The command will intensify efforts to sensitise and prosecute erring road users to check road crashes in the state, especially in these ‘ember months,” he said.

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An eyewitness reportedly disclosed to NAN that the driver of the articulated vehicle was at fault.
“He negotiated the bend with much speed and ran into the motorcycle, good-spirited individuals saved him from being lynched by an angry mob,” he said.
NAN reports that the source who pleaded anonymity, said that the driver would have been lynched but for the timely intervention of good samaritans.

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