An accident which occurred on the Awka-Nteje-Onitsha expressway involving a Toyota Hiace and a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle led to nine persons injured on Wednesday in Anambra State.
According to eyewitnesses, the crash was said to have occurred as a result of excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking.
The Anambra State Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, Andrew Kumapayi, confirming the incident, noted that no life was lost.
He said, “Nine people got injured in the crash involving a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Onitsha South Transport Company with number plate, BDG 313 XQ, and a Lexus Jeep with registration number, AWK 71 EX.
“The crash occurred at Igbariam, opposite Micado Factory along Awka- Nteje- Onitsha express way.
“It involves a total of 18 people, comprising11 male adults and seven female adults. Nine people, five male adults and four female adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to FRSC Clinic Nteje by the rescue team from Nteje unit command while obstruction is being cleared.”
Kumapayi, however, cautioned motorists from excessive speeding and urged them to abide by the speed limits set by law.