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Enugu: 1 died and 2 injured in an auto crash

One person has died on Friday, while two other persons  nurtured serious injuries in a fatal accident that occurred within Enugu metropolis on Thursday.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu State confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.

Mr Joseph Toby the Sector Commander of FRSC, Enugu State Command, has said that the accident occurred at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Road, within the Emene community axis of the road at about 1 p.m.

Toby said that the driver of the micro-mini-bus vehicle must have been on top speed and could not easily slow down or escape the pedestrian who was crossing the road.

When he eventually knocked down the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road, the vehicle rammed down a slope, somersaulted and went up in flames immediately.

“FRSC patrol team was closely on hand to give a rescue hand to the two occupants of the bus and the knocked down pedestrian, as well as called the Enugu State Fire Service to put out the fire.”

It was stated driver of the bus died and that the passengers and the pedestrian knocked down were taking treatment.

Toby advised motorists to be on minimal speed when driving along busy metropolis or roads, especially the ones with high human pedestrian traffic.

He added that the accident should have been avoided if the driver had maintained tiniest and regulated his velocity.