The Akwa Ibom State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Matthew Olonisaye has confirmed that two minors have been killed while five others sustained injuries in an auto crash that occurred along Uyo-Ikot Ekpene Express Way.
A statement issued by the commander to journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State said the accident occurred around Ibiakpan junction in Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state at exactly 8:30 Am on Monday.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the Sector commander attributed the accident to wrong overtaking involving a truck and a motorcycle.
He cautioned road users to always obey traffic regulations.
He said, “Drivers should stop abusing the use of the road by obeying traffic rules and regulations. It’s unfortunate that this happened at the beginning of the new year. We commiserate with the families of the dead children.
“Motorcycle riders should be reminded that motorcycles under 50cc are not allowed to ply the highway and should not overtake by the right-hand side of the vehicle. Drivers should not forget that motorcycle riders are human beings and should not be harassed on the highway.”
He said seven people in all were involved in the accident including one male and female adult, three males and two female children, adding that one male and female children lost their lives in the carnage.
He said the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary unit of the Ikot Ekpene general hospital while those injured are receiving medical treatment at the same facility.