Three individuals have been killed and others significantly injured in an accident that occurred Wednesday at about 6.45am round Urua Ekpa Junction in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Among the lifeless are two ladies
That the accident occurred after a Mack Truck with a Rivers State registration quantity, “BNY 137 XA” skidded off the highway whereas to dodge a Keke driver who was driving towards site visitors.
The truck is alleged to have rammed into SG filling Station, destroying three Keke automobiles past repairs.
It was gathered that the truck killed three individuals immediately whereas three others sustained critical accidents and have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for remedy.
But the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has put the causality determine at two, together with a person and lady and two injured.
“I used to be simply standing instantly reverse the SG filling station when the truck got here from Itam market in all probability on it approach to Calabar. There was a Keke driver making an attempt to cross the highway so whereas making an attempt to keep away from the Keke, the truck diverted and bumped into the filling station.
“The three people who were standing there and three Keke vehicles were damaged beyond repair” the supply stated.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Sunday Oghenekaro, who confirmed the incident blamed the crash on the recklessness of the Keke rider and known as for critical orientation for them.
He stated” from the knowledge I’ve obtained from my discipline Officer, two folks together with a person and a girl died and two have been injured. The incident occurred attributable to recklessness of the Keke rider who was making an attempt to cross the highway. The truck was making an attempt to keep away from him earlier than it lastly crashed.
“This is the problem we have now been emphasising to them that there’s want for them to be enlightened and licensed earlier than entering into the highway. But due to the love for cash a few of them soar in to the highway and the result’s what we’re seeing right now.
On whether or not his workplace has organised any orientation for them, the Sector Commander stated “they have not been availing themselves of the opportunity” including as a physique they have been presupposed to be correctly licensed earlier than operation.