An auto crash in Anambra State on Sunday night has reportedly claimed a life, while no fewer than 14 persons were injured. The crash took place near a primary school at Ogidi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the State.
According to a source, “A 54-year old man, Chidi Ezechi lost his life in the crash while 14 others sustained injuries. “The accident involving a Delica bus and a Nissan Pathfinder Jeep occurred around 9:45 p.m. on the Ugwunwasike/Abatete road by Oye Ogidi primary school.
The victims were coming in from neighbouring Imo State when the accident happened. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident to our correspondent. He said the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy, while the case was being investigated.
He said, “At about 9:45 pm, along Ugwunasike /Abatete Road by Oye Ogidi Primary School, there was a fatal motor accident involving a Delica Bus with Registration number ACA 105 ZL conveying 18 passengers, driven by one Ethelbert Asomgha Chiemezie of Uruala Ideato in Imo State and a Nissan Pathfinder Jeep Reg No BM 513 EPE driven by one Paul Okey.
“As a result of the accident, 15 passengers in the bus sustained various degrees of injuries.” The PPRO added that the victims were rushed to Inyienu hospital, Ogidi by the police personnel attached to Ogidi division for medical attention. “At about 2:00 p.m., one of the casualties, Chidi Ezechi of Uruala Ideato about 54 years old was confirmed dead by the medical doctor.
“The injured have been moved to their home town in Imo State for further medical attention.” He said the SUV driver who escaped from the scene of the accident was had been arrested.