2 die, 10 injured in Akwa Ibom auto crash

The Sector Commander, Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC) Mr. Matthew Olonisaye, has stated that no fewer than two individuals misplaced their lives and 10 had been injured in a deadly street crash that occurred in Akwa Ibom on August 14.

Olonisaye disclosed this in a press release made obtainable to newsmen in Uyo on Monday.

The sector commander stated that the street crash concerned a Toyota Hiace bus (KMR 201 XA) belonging to a transport firm and a Honda Accord automotive (NGD 228 AE) alongside Abak – Ikot Abasi Street by Oku – Abak in Akwa Ibom.

He urged car homeowners to make sure that their automobiles had been so as earlier than they put them on the street to keep away from street crashes, particularly throughout this wet season.

“On Sunday 14th August 2022, at about 2010hrs, a deadly crash occurred alongside Abak – Ikot Abasi Street by Oku – Abak.

“It was found that the Crash concerned two Automobiles – Toyota Hiace bus (KMR 201 XA) belonging to a transport firm and Honda Accord automotive (NGD 228 AE) all with 18 occupants, out of which, 10 acquired injured whereas two died within the course of.

“Upon the arrival of FRSC rescue staff, on the crash scene having acquired a report of the incident, which resulted from harmful overtaking and eventual lack of management.

“In response to an eye fixed witness, the victims had been instantly taken to a close-by clinic, whereas the street was cleared of obstructions to allow free-flow of visitors,” Olonisaye stated.

Olonisaye described the street crash as relatively unlucky because it may have been prevented if solely the drivers had been acutely aware and delicate sufficient to know the intricate nature of night time driving, particularly throughout this wet season.

The sector commander expressed displeasure that regardless of the sensitisation and enlightenment by the FRSC the motoring public was nonetheless adamant about obeying visitors guidelines and laws.

He urged the motoring public to desist from acts able to endangering the lives and property of different street customers.

He charged drivers to be extra cautious when touring throughout raining season, on night time travels, and on roads not well-known to keep away from street crashes.

“Compliance with visitors guidelines and laws must be of utmost significance to the motoring public. Motorists are suggested to keep away from rushing, utilizing telephones whereas driving, and driving towards the circulate of visitors.

“Night time time driving; decrease beams and hold your headlamps correctly adjusted/targeted, keep away from trying instantly into the lights of oncoming automobiles, and decelerate when going through glare from headlights.

“Driving within the Rain; scale back velocity to boost agency management, Improve the next distance, Hold headlamps on to see and be seen, and use wipers, heater, or AC as acceptable.

“Driving on a busy street, watch out to obey velocity limits, and be alert to pedestrians moving into visitors. Driving below solar glare; scale back velocity for higher imaginative and prescient and response, use solar visors or sun shades if vital.

“Driving in unfamiliar or on unhealthy roads; be alert to visitors indicators, indicators and markings speaking sure street traits/options, obey relevant velocity limits, scale back velocity or apply widespread sense velocity restrict,” he suggested.

He suggested motorists to make sure the lightning programs of their automobiles are functioning successfully because the wet season makes driving extra demanding, particularly at night time when visibility is poor, and people with imaginative and prescient challenges, shouldn’t embark on night time travels.

The sector commander, whereas commiserating with the households of those that misplaced their lives within the crash, wished the injured a fast restoration.

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