Truck smashes three persons to death in Ebonyi

Three persons have been confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident in Abakaliki the capital of Ebonyi state.

The nation reported that the accident happened at Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway by G hostels junction on Saturday, involved two trucks with plate numbers KL 319 YY and UGB 743 XA.

According to the report, A source, who pleaded not to be named, said the trucks carelessly changed lane and the second truck in a bid to collide with the first one ran into some bike men on the pavement.

“This truck KL 319 YY was coming from the lane of those coming into Abakaliki with a high speed while the other truck came through hostel side, the other one from hostel axis was entering without looking well, then the truck from the other lane which was on speed on noticing the truck with plate number UGB 743 XA tried to dodge, he then hit the bike men on the pavement at his lane and jumped into this other lane.

“He nearly killed a man on another bike by this lane but the bike man who noticed on time jumped out from his bike into the drainage while the truck crushes the bike and the bag of melon on it.

“One of the bike  the truck on speed hit felt under the other truck which was also carrying sand. One of the men who was still alive at the time of the accident had his two legs crushed and his hands,but i doubt if he would survive it though his heart was pumping but he was motionless. Also a child of about 4 to 6 years was involved in the accident he was unconscious while his father was suspected to have died in the same accident.

It was also gathered that Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has condoled with families and victims of the accident and ordered that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ebonyi State Command to increase monitoring along that road.

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