The Federal Road Safety Corps has attributed wrongful overtaking as the sole reason why three people died in recent Osun and Anambra road crashes. The fatal accidents occurred last Monday 21st of February 2022 in Osun and Anambra State. According to traffic reports, the accident that happened at Naufia, along Akwa-Enugu highway in Anambra State on Monday afternoon involved a Toyota Highlander SUV and a Mercedes 911 truck. An eyewitness, who claimed that four people were involved in this crash, revealed that the Toyota Highlander driver who was Enugu-bound overtook and crashed into the Onitsha-bound Mercedes truck.
Two seperate accidents claimed three lives in Anambra and Osun States on Monday
Naijauto gathered that the driver behind the wheel of the Mercedes truck attempted to avoid being crashed by the Toyota Highlander. As a result, the truck veered off the highway and fell on its side with two of his passengers found trapped underneath the truck. FRSC personnel were found at the scene of the accident trying to remove the bodies of those that were stuck under the truck. Adeoye Irelewuyi, who happens to be the Sector Commander of FRSC in Anambra State, confirmed the report. The sector commander sympathized with the families of the deceased and also implored motorists to be watchful before overtaking any vehicle on the road.
A yet-to-be-identified male was also killed in a lone car accident along Ilesa-Ipetu Ijesha road in Osun State. Agnes Ogungbemi, who happens to be the FRSC spokesman in the state, confirmed this story. He revealed that this accident involving a Ford Focus was caused by non-adherence to the speed limit and wrongful overtaking. According to the statement, four other people were inflicted with varying degrees of injuries. She added that the injured commuters were rushed to Wesley Guide Hospital in Ilesha for treatment. The bodies of the deceased according to her had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.