One 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.

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