The Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, on Monday confirmed the death of three people in an accident involving a commercial bus and a Hilux truck in Awgbu, Orumba Local Government Area.
According to Sunday Ajayi, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, the accident was caused by speeding and wrong overtaking.
He noted that the number of accidents and deaths on the road since the beginning of the year was disturbing, which according to him is an indication that the drivers are not cautious of the enormity of the responsibilities on them.
He added that the accidents would have been drastically reduced during the period if people had embraced the Speed Limiting Device which the Federal Government introduced through the FRSC, and was already being enforced.
“The unfortunate accident at Awgbu occurred between 7.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and from the information we gathered, it was caused by speeding and wrong overtaking.
“By our account, it was a multiple fatal accident involving a Toyota Hiace and Hilux truck; three people died on the spot, and those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment,” the sector commander said.