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  • Updated: August 13, 2023

Eket-Oron Road Crash: Two Missing, One Injured In Mitsubishi Bus Collision

Eket-Oron Road Crash: Two Missing, One Injured In Mitsubishi

A deadly collision involving a Mitsubishi Bus happened on Sunday at around 12:00 p.m. along the Eket-Oron road, leaving at least two people missing and one injured.

The information was provided to newsmen on Sunday in Uyo by Matthew Olonisaye, the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Akwa Ibom Command.

Olonisaye blamed the accident on speeding and a route violation and warned drivers to drive cautiously to prevent other traffic accidents, especially during this rainy season.

“A fatal crash occurred on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, along Eket-Oron road at about 12:00 hrs, involving a Mitsubishi Bus (L300) with registration number, JJJ 24 XB, and a Hyundai Accent with registration number, JJJ 773 FQ.

“Two of the three adult men involved were confirmed dead while one sustained injury.

“FRSC operatives who arrived at the crash scene, having received 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 eye witnesses.

“After the immediate evacuation of the victims to hospital, the road was cleared of obstructions to enable free-flow of traffic to resume,” Olonisaye said.

Olonisaye called the accident a regrettable incident that could have been averted had individuals stopped abusing the use of the roads and started following the regulations of the road.

The sector commander stated that in order to prevent similar road tragedies, the Corps would continue to educate and sensitise drivers about safe driving practises.

He urged everyone using the roads to refrain from any actions that would jeopardise their own safety, since lost lives cannot be replaced.

The sector commander emphasised the necessity for drivers to have a high level of safety awareness, warning them against driving too fast, while distracted, at night, when intoxicated, and without regard for traffic signs.

However, he expressed sympathy to the deceased's relatives and wished the injured person a speedy recovery.

Olonisaye urged everyone using the roads to rigorously abide by all traffic laws in order to prevent the loss of life and property. 

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