By Sunny A. David
Tragedy was averted on Sunday when two heavy duty vehicles including a tanker carrying petroleum product collided on the Niger Bridge causing traffic gridlock.
According to a statement by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Command noted that no life was lost in the accident.
The release signed by the Command’s Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, RC Kamal Musa, said the mishap was caused by wrongful overtaking and over-speeding on Sunday morning.
The FRSC recorded that the Sector Commander CC Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi had consistently campaigned against all forms of dangerous driving including over-speeding and wrongful over-taking especially on delicate routes like the Niger Bridge, Onitsha.
The accident report read thus: “At about 0630hrs this morning Sunday 16th August 2020, an articulated vehicle loaded with 40,000 liters of Associated Gas Oil (AGO) with enlistment number ENU 757ZX collided with a M/Benz Truck with registration number NNE XB on the Niger Bridge Onitsha.
“According to eyewitnesses, a total of five male adults involved all came out without injury. The crash was caused by wrongful overtaking while on top speed.
“FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command have condoned off the crash scene and commenced traffic control while a tow truck from Asaba was contacted and deployed to tow off the trucks.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, warns motorists to shun over speeding and dangerous overtaking while on the high ways.”