Akpan Umoh, Uyo
At least, two persons were feared dead and one sustained injury as a fatal crash occurred on Sunday along Eket-Oron Road around 1200hrs, involving a Mitsubishi Bus (L300).
The Sector Commander, FRSC Akwa Ibom Command, Mr Matthew Olonisaye, said this in a statement issued to newsmen in Uyo on Sunday.
Olonisaye attributed the crash to speeding and route violation according and cautioned drivers against reckless driving to avoid further road crashes, especially during this rainy season.
“A fatal crash occurred on Sunday, Aug. 13 along Eket-Oron Road at about 1200hrs, involving a Mitsubishi Bus (L300) with registration number JJJ24XB and a Hyundai Accent with registration number JJJ773FQ.
“Two out of the three male adults involved were confirmed dead while one sustained injury.
“FRSC operatives who arrived at the crash scene, having received a report of the incident, mobilised and moved the injured to a nearby hospital for prompt medical attention, while the deceased were deposited at the morgue.
“It was gathered, upon enquiry, that the causal factors to the crash were speeding and route violation according to eyewitnesses.
“After the immediate evacuation of the victims to the hospital, the road was cleared of obstructions to enable free-flow of traffic,” Olonisaye said.
Olonisaye described the crash as an unfortunate incident that could have been avoided, should the people had stopped abusing the use of the highways and started obeying traffic rules.
The sector commander said the Corps would continue to sensitise and enlighten motorists on safe road use culture to avert such incidences of road carnages.
He warned all road users against all such actions that tend to undermine the safety of the road users as any live lost cannot be recovered.
The sector commander reiterated the need for safety consciousness among drivers, advising drivers against excessive speeding, distracted driving, nighttime travel, drunk driving and lack of adherence to traffic signs.
He, however, commiserate with the family of the deceased and wishes the injured quick recovery. Olonisaye enjoined all road users to strictly adhere to all rules guiding road usage to avoid loss of lives and property.