Auto Crash Claims Two In Benin; Angry Youths Set Truck Ablaze
Two persons lost their lives at PZ junction, Benin-Sapele Road, Benin, in the early hours of Saturday in an accident involving Toyota Bus and a stationery Ford Truck.
An eye witness account says the crash was caused by over speeding by the Toyota Bus driver.
Angry youths who besieged scene of the accident immediately set the truck loaded with drinks ablaze.
The accident caused gridlock for hours at the busy highway, causing motorists to divert to alternative routes in the axis.
Reacting, Edo State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Henry Benamaisia, cautioned motorists against excessive speed, dangerous driving, indiscriminate parking and other forms of traffic violations.
He urged motorists in the state to imbibe safe driving practices and be disciplined while using the road
The Sector Commander who assured motorists of the Corps continuous effort in ensuring that road traffic crashes are reduced to the barest minimum, added that the Corps will not relent in its public enlightenment/sensitization on the dangers of excessive speed and other traffic violations.
While speaking on the manner the truck was set ablaze, Benamaisia advised the general public not to take laws into their hands, adding that the corps will continue to work tirelessly in ensuring that violators of road traffic regulations are made to face the wrath of the law.
As at the time of filing this report, remains of the accident victims had been deposited at undisclosed hospital by combined team of FRSC, police and personnel of the Edo State Trafficking Management Agency.