Three persons have been confirmed dead while one was injured in an auto crash which occurred in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
The deceased were two females and one male.
The accident, which occurred along Itu-Uyo road at about 5:am Saturday morning, involved a Mack Truck with registration number KMM412XA and a Tricycle with registration number ETN815WR.
A statement by the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, said its operatives have moved the injured to the hospital for prompt medical attention while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue.
The statement, which was signed by the Public Enlightenment Officer of the command, Paul James, blamed the cause of the accident on over speeding on the part of the tricyclist and inadequate lighting systems from both vehicles to enable clear visibility
The statement read, “A fatal crash occurred today, Saturday October 21, 2023 along Itu – Uyo road at about 0555hrs, involving a Mack Truck with registration number KMM412XA and a Tricycle (Keke) with registration number ETN815WR.
“Three female and one male, all adults were involved, and two out of the three female and the one male were confirmed dead while one of the female sustained injury.”
The statement added that the Sector Commander, FRSC command, Akwa Ibom State, Matthew Olonisaye has urged road users to be extremely cautious about the foggy weather, while using the roads during early hours of the day due to poor visibility.
The commander, who was reacting to the incident, lamented that it could have been avoided if the people had taken into cognizance safety precautions, and not giving to abuse of the privileges of having good road without adherence to traffic rules and regulations.