In what will come across as a really startling development, one person has been confirmed dead in an accident involving a tanker vehicle and a 406 Peugeot car along Stadium Road by Uruaebot Market, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
In a statement by FRSC Public Enlightenment Officer Paul James, the accident involved a tanker and a 406 Peugeot on Friday.
According to his statement: “On Thursday, October 19, 2023, a fatal crash occurred along Stadium Road by Uruaebot Market at about 10:40 am, involving a tanker with registration number MHA869XA and a 406 Peugeot with registration number CL775ABC.
“The one person involved was confirmed dead and deposited at the hospital morgue. FRSC operatives arrived at the crash scene, having received a report of the incident.”
The statement said that upon inquiry, it was discovered that overspeeding and inadequate display of caution signs were the causal factors in the crash.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in Akwa Ibom State, Matthew Olonisaye, described the incident as unfortunate, saying that the crash could have been avoided if the people involved had adhered strictly to traffic rules and regulations guiding road usage.