Enugu: Accident on expressway leaves nine critically injured

At least nine persons are said to be lying in critical conditions after an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota Camry car on Enugu-Makurdi expressway late Sunday.

NAN reports that the accident occurred about 5pm on the expressway at Umuoka in Udi Local Government after the two vehicles collided.

Spokesman for the state Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu said victims were taken to Enechi Hospital Ukehe-Nsukka and Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State.

“It was further gathered that following the collision, no fewer than nine persons comprising the drivers and the conductor of the Hiace bus with other occupants were critically injured,” Amaraizu said.

“However, the police patrol team on the road was on hand to evacuate the injured victims on time to Enechi Hospital, Ukehe-Nsukka and Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka for medical attention and also clearance of obstructions to avoid further incident.

“As at the time of this report, victims are yet to communicate so as to establish their identities,” he said.

Amaraizu further said the cause of the accident was yet unknown.

Written by Rotimi Akinola

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