493 views | Kenechukwu Ofomah | January 20, 2020
One person has died and two others injured in an accident along Awka-Onitsha Expressway early today involving a tanker, a 911 lorry and a Honda CRV.
The accident which happened along the Ukpo junction axis of the expressway occurred when the 911 with registration number AWK 922 XJ, hit the Honda CRV with registration number GGW 309 EK while wrongfully overtaking.
The oncoming petrol tanker with registration number NKJ 789 XA in a bid to dodge the 911, then collided with the Honda CRV, killing the car driver instantly.
When our correspondent arrived at the scene this morning, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were seen trying to dismantle the compressed Honda CRV to evacuate the dead person and control traffic.
Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from the tanker was also seen spilling onto the road.
According to the FRSC spokesperson in the State, Paschal Anigbo, the injured persons have been taken to the hospital while the State Fire Service has been alerted to be on standby in case of any eventuality.