17 Escape Death As Truck Rams Into 10 Vehicles
No fewer than 17 persons escaped death on Sunday in Onitsha, Anambra State, when a truck loaded with iron rods rammed into 10 vehicles.
The crash, which occurred close to the Niger Bridgehead, involved 11 vehicles, including two police patrol vans.
The crash reportedly occurred when a Mack truck with number plate JJT 887 XG suffered brake failure and rammed into 10 vehicles.
Though no life was lost, 17 persons were involved in the crash.
The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the accident to our correspondent.
He said 17 persons, comprising 15 males and two females, were involved in the crash, adding that no death or injury was recorded in the accident.
“The vehicles involved included a Mercedes Benz 911 truck with number plate XT 492 ENU, two police IVM-065 vans, a Mercedes Benz truck with number plate AJL 358 XA, a J5 bus with number plate AAH 697 ZV and a Skygo tricycle without number plate.
“Others were a Toyota Hiace with number plate JJJ 855 XD, a Lexus RX350 SUV with number plate APP 149 FH, a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate KSF 180 XU and a Toyota Hiace with number plate 114 YQ.”
He said obstructions resulting from the accident had been cleared by the FRSC operatives from the Onitsha Unit Command.
He noted that the truck that caused the crash had been impounded by the Bridgehead Police Station.
“He reiterates the directive that any vehicle without authorisation or that does not render essential services will be impounded and the occupants prosecuted.”