FIRST INFORMATION REPORT (FIR) ON A SERIOUS ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH (RTC) RECORDED AT OKIJA BRIDGE, ALONG IHIALA-ONITSHA EXPRESSWAY TODAY 08/07/2020
At about 4.03pm today Wednesday 8 July, 2020 a serious lone Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus with registration number ENU113XJ was recorded at Okija Bridge, along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway.
2. The crash was reportedly caused by Brake Failure. The vehicle plunged into the Ulasi River as the driver struggled to gain control of the vehicle after the brakes failed. He was rushed to St. Thomas Hospital Okija by an FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command. Meanwhile, effort to tow the vehicle out of the river is on going.
3. The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi advises drivers to always ensure that the brakes, in addition to other mechanical and electrical components in their vehicles are in good working condition before embarking on any trip. He strongly warns drivers against over-speeding.
RC Pascal A. Anigbo
Sector Public Education Officer
For: Sector Commander
Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State.