The Nation reports that two women have died while six others were seriously injured in a fatal lone crash at Odumodu junction, along Nteje-Onitsha expressway in Anambra State.
The crash, which occurred around 6.50pm on Tuesday, involved a commercial Toyota Sienna with Registration Number: LND502YE with six persons on board.
The Nation gathered the speeding driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle and somersaulted, after hitting a woman crossing the highway.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident, identifying the deceased as the female pedestrian and one of the passengers in the vehicle.
Attributing the cause of the crash to speed, Irelewuyi sympathized with the deceased family and prayed for quick recovery of the injured.
He however urged motorist to maintain safe speed and drive within speculated speed limit to arrive their destinations alive.
He said, “A fatal road traffic crash was recorded on 18th April, 2023 at Tempo 300 meters away from Odumodu junction, along Nteje-Onitsha Expressway.
“The lone crash involved a Commercial Toyota Sienna with Registration. Number: LND502YE belonging to young shall grow motors.
“The probable cause of the fatal road traffic crash was Speed.
“According to eyewitness, the driver was on speed, lost control of the vehicle, sumalsulted after hitting a woman crossing the expressway and crashed.
“Seven persons were involved in the crash comprising 4 male adults, and 3 female adults. 4 male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury and 2 female adults (the pedestrian crossing the road and 1 passenger in the vehicle) were killed.
“FRSC first responders at Nteje rushed the injured victims to Beatrice Specialist Hospital Umunya where 2 female adults were confirmed dead.
“FRSC personnel at RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command on ground managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.”