The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed three persons dead from an accident involving a vehicle and a motorcycle along Onitsha-Ayamelum Road in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state on Monday night.
This was confirmed by the Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi on Tuesday in Awka.
The FRSC boss noted that six male adults were involved in the accident, which was caused by excessive speed.
“The crash involved an unidentified commercial driver of a white Toyota Sienna with registration number: ABN504SZ, and an identified rider of a private motorcycle with no registration number, whose name is Okwudili Okeke.
“An eyewitness report indicates that the driver of the Sienna was on top speed while trying to avoid an incoming motorcycle. He hit another motorcycle beside him while on motion, somersaulted and crashed into the bush.
“The victims were rushed to a nearby Primary Health Centre by FRSC personnel in Ayamelum Station Office, where three male adults were confirmed dead,” he said.
Irelewuyi who said the bodies of the victims were deposited at the mortuary condoled with the families of the deceased and urged motorists to obey traffic rules by desisting from excessive speed and drive within safe speed limits.