A young driver of a Lexus SUV, identified as Mr. Aaron B. Nnamdi, embraced his untimely death in early hours of Saturday, as he collided with a Mercedes Benz 911 along the Onitsha—Nteje Expressway, Anambra State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State Sector Command, R.C. Pascal A. Anigbo.
According to him, the fatal road crash, which took place about 1.5 km away from the Nteje Unit Command of the FRSC, occurred at about 2am today, 2nd May, 2020, and could be attributed to wrong overtaking.
He said the crash involved a Lexus RX330 SUV with registration number GGE339FU and a Mercedes Benz 911 with registration number XA588ENU and occurred as the Lexus driver attempted to overtake the 911 driver who rather refused to give way, thus resulting to the collision.
The statement reads in part: “At about 2.00am today 2nd May, 2020, a fatal road traffic crash was recorded along Onitsha-Nteje Expressway, about 1.5 km from the Nteje Unit Command of the FRSC”.
“The fatal crash involved a Lexus RX330 SUV with registration number GGE339FU driven by one Aaron B. Nnamdi (m), who also lost his life in the crash and a Mercedes Benz 911 with registration number XA588ENU driven by one Mr. Tony Nwawoukwu.”
“The cause of the crash can be attributed to speeding and wrongful overtaking. The dead victim was taken to Wisdom Funeral Mortuary Nteje. Personnel of the FRSC and NPF are on ground managing the situation, controlling traffic and clearing of obstruction caused. The vehicles are being towed to the Police Station, for further investigation.”
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, advises all road users and motorists to shun night travels, especially in this period of COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with government directives on prohibition night travels (8pm-6am).”
“He sends his condolences to the family of the dead and admonishes drivers to always drive defensively as most road traffic crashes are avoidable.”