A fatal accident occurred this afternoon along the busy owerri-Okigwe expressway. The accident involved two vehicles including a commercial taxi driver, popularly called taximo, and a saloon car at about 2: 30 pm today at Government College.
The accident was as a result of students carelessly crossing the ever busy road and accidentally running into the saloon car,which prompted the driver to apply brake suddenly, the commercial taxi driver hit him from the back, the student was lucky to work away unhurt, however his school bag and books were shattered.
There is serious need for the state government to as a matter of urgency construct a pedestrian bridge for thousands of students crossing that busy road every day and immediately deploy road safety personnel’s to monitor and control traffic at this junction during morning and after school hours to prevent future occurrence of what could have been a horror afternoon for the parents of this student.
The concerned authorities should as a matter of urgency look into this and wage into action