Woman Dozes On Steering, Knocks Down Street Light-Pole In Abakaliki – Police

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A middle-aged woman on Sunday morning was involved in an accident at the Fati Lami Abubakar Park junction of Ezza Road, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

sad woman in her car

The Ebonyi Police Command’s Officer-in-Charge of Traffic, Mrs Arit Godwin-Bassey, confirming the incident, said her officers evacuated the woman to a nearby hospital.

Bassey confirmed that the unidentified woman had dozed off while driving and knocked-down a street-light pole causing her car to somersault several times.
According to her, the incident occurred at about 4 a.m.
She said, “The victim was not seriously hurt and is responding to treatment; we took her to the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA) Abakaliki where she works as a medical doctor.

“The victim confirmed to the police that she dozed while driving after rushing home from work to breastfeed her new-born baby.

“I urge motorists, especially women, not to drive at night or whenever visibility is poor,’’ Bassey said, adding that the damaged car, a Nissan X-Terra Jeep, had been towed to the police station as further investigations would be carried out.


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