By Daniel Ndukwe
Commissioner of Police Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, has commiserated with families and friends of six (6) persons that lost their lives in a fatal road motor vehicle accident, involving a Toyota Hiace Commercial Bus and a Howo-Sino Truck, on 09/03/2023 at about 9.20 a.m, at CBN Bus Stop, along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, Trans-Ekulu Enugu.
The Commissioner, while describing the sad accident as avoidable, has prayed for the eternal repose of the souls of the deceased victims.
He cautions road users, particularly drivers, to exercise utmost patience and care while driving, and desist from reckless and/or dangerous driving that could put their lives and that of their passengers in danger.
Accordingly, the CP has ordered the Officer in-charge of the Command’s Motor Traffic Department to commence and accelerate investigation into the accident to aid further policing actions.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation reveals that the Commercial Bus, with registration number: XL 884 ENU, driven by one Simon Umeh (male) and loaded with passengers, was heading to New Market Enugu when it had a Head-on-collision with the Truck coming from the opposite direction, while attempting to overtake a smoky vehicle ahead.
The lifeless bodies of the driver and the five (5) passengers were taken to the hospital and confirmed dead by doctors, and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation.
Five others who sustained varying degrees of injuries are responding to treatment, while the accident vehicles have been recovered to the Police Station and frantic investigative efforts being made to arrest the yet-to-be identified driver of the truck, who fled the scene before the arrival of the Police.
@views exclusive rights: DSP DANIEL NDUKWE, Police Public Relations Officer,
Enugu State Command, State Headquarters, G.R.A., Enugu, 09, March 2023.