18-seater bus crashes in Abia after it was shove off track by bullion van
By Steve Oko
Scores of passengers were Saturday injured, as 18-seater bus crashed in Abia after losing control on the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
Wawa News Global gathered that some of the Aba-bound occupants of the 18-seater hummer bus were in critical condition.
The incident occured near the Ohiya Mechanic Village in the afternoon about six poles from the Tower Junction.
A bullion van and the escort car on its convoy allegedly chased the bus out of the expressway.
Consequently, the driver lost control as the vehicle skidded off the road and summersaulted into the median of the double-carriage highway.
“The convoy of the bullion van did not even stop but continued moving towards Aba”, one of the by-standers at the accident scene told Wawa News Global.
When our Correspondent arrived the scene, wreckage of the hummer bus was seen with blood stains on parts of the vehicle and on the ground.
It was also observed that the blue hummer bus with registration number KTU 503 YE was badly damaged.
The driver was said to be unconscious and had been evacuated to the hospital along with other passengers who sustained various degrees of injuries.
Some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps later arrived the scene to assist in the rescue efforts and to help direct traffic.
When contacted, the Sector Commander, FRSC, Abia State, Mr Paul Ugwu said his men had been deployed to the scene to help rescue the situation.
The FRSC boss said that the police would be contacted so that full investigation would be launched on the cause of the crash.