Following a fatal crash involving a Mitsubishi Bus and a Hyundai Accent car on Sunday afternoon along Eket-Oron road, two persons were reported dead and one sustained injury.
Confirming this in a statement signed by Paul James, Public Enlightenment Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Akwa Ibom State, for the Sector Commander, Mathew Olonisaye, the statement reads in part;
“A fatal crash occurred on Sunday Aug. 13 along Eket-Oron road at about 1200hrs, involving a Mitsubishi Bus (L300) with registration number JJJ24XB and a Hyundai Accent with registration number JJJ773FQ.
“Two out of the three male adults involved were confirmed dead while one sustained injury.
“FRSC operatives who arrived at the crash scene, having received a report of the incident, mobilised and moved the injured to a nearby hospital for prompt medical attention, while the deceased were deposited at the morgue.
“It was gathered, upon enquiry, that the causal factors to the crash were speeding and route violation according to eyewitnesses.
“After the immediate evacuation of the victims to hospital, the road was cleared of obstructions to enable free-flow of traffic,”
Reassuring that the corps would continue to sensitise and enlighten motorists on safe road use culture to avoid such incidents, the sector commander also warned road users against actions that will undermine safety.
He also advised against drunk driving, excessive speeding, and disobeying traffic signs.