Yesterday, a couple, and their first child were killed around Anambra State Government House, ,Aestwka, during an accident involving a truck.
According to Southern City News, the couple, with their four children, were travelling back to their base in Enugu State after a weekend in their Ukwu, Anambra hometown, when the incident happened.The father was identified as Mr. Ikechukwu Odinegwe.
According to eyewitnesses, the couple stopped to refill their car at a filling station at Agu Awka around 2pm, when a trailer on top speed rammed into their car on their way out of the fuel station.
The couple’s vehicle was mangled.
Passersby and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps had to deploy every means to bring out the occupants of the vehicle.
While the couple and their first son were brought out dead from the vehicle, three of their children were in critical condition and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
An eyewitness said,
“It was even a miracle that some people were brought out of the vehicle alive, considering the way the vehicle was mangled and the speed of the trailer.“It was clear that the trailer’s brake failed, because the people around were flagging down the driver of the trailer to slow down but he continued speeding until this happened.”
The truck driver reportedly ran away after the accident.