Two women are currently fighting for their lives at MAZPA Specialist Hospital, Ukaegbu road, following a road accident involving a commercial bus and a Mack Truck.

According to The Nation, the accident which occurred at about 3am Tuesday morning involved a commercial bus with Reg. number Abia 288 YG carrying seven passengers, heading into Aba, Abia State from Akwa Ibom State, and a Mack Truck with Reg number Rivers XY 713 PHC belonging to a yet-to-be identified construction company.

“Eyewitnesses said they were attracted by the loud bang and on realizing it was an accident, rushed to the scene and assisted to take the injured victims to the nearby hospital where they until this report were receiving treatment.
While two out of the victims were lying unconscious in their respective hospital beds due to the impact of the accident and severity of their injury while filing this report, others with minor cuts were nursing their injury at the reception hall of the hospital.
Narrating how the incident happened to our reporter, Patience Abanjoubo said that they were coming from Uruakpa, Akwa Ibom State to go to Good Morning Market in Aba to sell Palm oil, fruits and vegetables that they harvested from their farms.
Abanjoubo further stated that the driver of the commercial bus was subsequently taken into custody by the police.”
While attributing the accident to over-speeding and carelessness of the driver, the Aba Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), ACP Okora Awassam, however, blamed the inability of the said construction company’s driver to put caution sign at the back of the truck to warn other drivers of the spoilt truck.
Awassam warned both commercial and private individual drivers against over speeding especially at sharp bending corners and to overtake when the road is safe enough for them to do so. She also said that they would continue to monitor how the patients are responding to treatment.

Source: The Nation

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