Twelve die in Cross River auto crashes
The Cross River State Sector Commander of Federal Street Security Corp (FRSC), Cyprian Offordu, has confirmed that 12 individuals died in two deadly motor accidents that occurred in the state.
Briefing newsmen on the Ernest Etim Bassey Press Centre in Calabar, Cross River State on Monday, the Commander regretted the accidents and blamed it on drivers’ recklessness.
He stated, “The speed of accidents which we thought we’ve got dealt with through the ember interval simply from nowhere began reoccurring. Final Thursday, we had two deadly accidents that claimed 12 lives. To us, it’s not acceptable, I’m not pleased with what is going on regardless of all of the efforts we’ve got put in place.
“I assumed that after taking good care of the ember months and the tip of the yr, the speed of accidents won’t go up once more, given what we’ve got put in place however what we had final Thursday surprises us and it’s not acceptable.
“We enchantment to drivers to be extra cautious because the latest accidents have been brought on by them. The drivers have been determined. We speak to move firms and educate them however the drivers who convey passengers on the roads trigger most of those issues, they don’t obey visitors guidelines,” he said.
DAILY POST gathered that one of many accidents occurred on Thursday at about 9.55am in Okurikang in Odukpani Native Authorities Space of the state whereas the opposite occurred at Okuni close to Ikom Native Authorities Space.
The Sector Commander stated that 9 individuals, together with seven males and two ladies died at Okurikang whereas three individuals misplaced their lives in the crash that occurred at Okuni. Three individuals survived the Okurikang accident whereas 5 individuals survived the Okuni auto crash.
“The Okurikang accident concerned a MAC truck and a passenger Hiace bus.”