One female and two males have been reportedly confirmed dead from a recent accident that occurred in Delta State along the Ogwashi-Uku/Aboh road. Reports claim that the tragic accident occurred during the late hours on Monday 28th of December and it involved a commercial bus and an empty petrol transport tanker. Security sources disclosed that the tanker was heading for Warri while the commercial bus was en route to Asaba when the unfortunate incident happened.
Recent reports claim that 3 people lost their lives in a recent accident between an empty tanker and a commercial bus in Delta State
According to media sources, this horrifying incident was allegedly caused by a reckless Lexus SUV driver who carelessly overtook the empty tanker causing the driver to swerve quickly to the opposite side of the road so as to avoid smashing the SUV. Unfortunately, the tanker swerved to the “wrong” lane which made it eventually hit the commercial bus coming from the other side of the road on that lane.
Eyewitnesses claim that the fatal head-on collision led to the “instant” death of the commercial bus driver. They also narrated that the passenger beside the driver actually opened the door on his own side and jumped out to save himself from the head-on collision but he still got ran over by the tanker despite his effort to survive. Similarly, another female passenger of the commercial bus who was rushed to a nearby private hospital also gave up the ghost a few moments after the incident.
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It is usually painful to read about several ways which the perpetual “bad driving” behaviours of Nigerian motorists end up causing severe damage to others on the road. This is more reason why the Nigerian government and FRSC should come up with tougher measures that will force all Nigerian motorists to drive carefully and obey traffic rules.
Meanwhile, we have added below a very helpful video which basically demonstrates a recommended way of overtaking on the highway.
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