The Federal Road Safety Corps, Imo state command, has said it recovered N1,346,250 from a ghastly accident involving two fully loaded 18-seater buses.
The FRSC also confirmed that three persons died while others were injured after the head-on collision which occurred along the Ngor-Okpala axis of the Owerri-Aba Expressway on Wednesday.
Unit Head for the Ngor-Okpala council area, Angela Fagbemide made this known in a statement on Thursday. She said it was a case of high impact head-on collision, as one of the bus drivers veered off his lane and blocked the approach of the other driver coming from an opposite direction, leading to the collision.
She said; “Our men rushed 11 victims to a nearby hospital where three persons were confirmed dead. Two others are still receiving treatment at the hospital whereas the families of the others have transferred them to hospitals closer to where they reside.
“Seven persons were rushed to the Federal University Teaching Hospital, Owerri, and are receiving treatment; some with minor injuries have been discharged”.
She disclosed that the FRSC returned a cash sum of N1,346,250 and other valuable personal effects to the victims’ families.
Fagbemide further advised motorists to obey driving rules so as to avoid accidents, especially as the year ends and its accompanying festivities approach.
A family member of one of the victims, Miss Chiamaka Emerenwa, thanked the FRSC for rallying support for the victims.
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Sector Command, has recovered the sum of N27,171, 400 and N21, 900 from the victims of a fatal multiple car crash in the state.
Osun FRSC Sector Public Education Officer, Agnes Ogungbemi, in a statement on April 5 said the corps returned the money to the victims’ families.
She said the auto accident which occurred at Iwaraja Junction, claimed the lives of six persons and left others severely injured.
According to her, the N21,900 which belongs to the driver was handed over to the Nigeria Police Ijebu Ijesa. While the N27.1 million was handed over to the family members after they were contacted.