A couple, their daughter and two others were killed on Sunday evening when a drunk driver allegedly rammed into the Sports Utility Van (SUV) in Anambra State they were in.
The auto accident happened in Enugu Agidi, along Enugu-Awka expressway in Anambra State, according to reports.
In Anambra, drunkeness and excessive speed was queried, but in Abuja an auto-crash claimed nine lives and left 10 persons injured.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the accident in Anambra, attributing it excessive speed, adding that the truck driver took to his heels immediately the crash occurred.
Irelewuyi said: “An Unidentified driver of a black Lexus RX330 with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a Red Truck with no registration number were involved in a fatal road traffic crash at Enugu-Agidi by Awka-Enugu Expressway today 4th September, 2022 at about 1920hrs.
“The probable cause of the fatal crash was excessive Speed. According to eyewitness report, the truck driver was on speed, lost control and rammed into the Lexus SUV.
“Five people (3 male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were involved in the crash. Five of them (3male adults, 1 female adult and 1 female child) were killed.
“FRSC rescue team from RS5.3 Anambra Sector Command took the victims to AMAKU hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.
“The rescue team on ground managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash is removed.
“Kill the speed before it kills you. Drive to Arrive Alive. Let’s keep our road safe from crash.”
In Abuja, the fatal road crash happened along the Yangoji-Abaji Road.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in a statement on Sunday, said 10 other victims were injured in the accident.
FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the crash, involving a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number KTG-450 KQ and a Howo Sino truck, occurred at about 06:05 a.m.on Sunday.
According to Kazeem, the bus was on its way from Osun State to Katsina State when it crashed into the stationary truck at Sabongari village near Gadabiyu along Abaji-Yangoji.
The spokesman said 22 men were involved in the crash, out of which nine died, ten were injured and two were given First Aid treatment.
He disclosed that the nine corpses were deposited at the General Hospital Kwali mortuary.