JUST IN: Woman injured, four escape in Anambra tanker crash

Written by on January 28, 2020

A middle-aged woman on Tuesday sustained injuries while four others escaped unhurt in a petrol tanker crash along Nnewi-Otolo road, Nnewi, Anambra state.

The State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Andrew Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident in a statement, attributed the crash to Speed Limit Violation.

He said no death was recorded, adding that the victim was rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

He said, “A tanker, laden with PMS but with no visible registration number was reported to have crashed near the traffic light, along Nnewi- Otolo Road, Nnewi, at about 8.30am.

“The FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command got to the scene at 8.44am after receiving information about the crash at about 8.40am.

“The probable cause of the crash has been attributed to Speed Limit Violation (SPV).

“A total of 4 persons were involved, out of which a female adult was injured.

“The Fire Service and other sister agencies are fully on ground, ensuring sanity in the area.”

He warned motorists to approach the area with caution, just as he called on all road users to always use the road responsibly to avoid future occurrence.

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