One dies, another injured as tricycle rams into truck in Akwa Ibom
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An unidentified person has been reported dead and another injured in an auto crash involving a Mack truck and a tricycle which occurred on Monday along IBB way, near Women Development Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

The truck, it was gathered, belongs to AMITEC Construction Company with registration number KPR321XA and the tricycle, a KVS King, with registration number, JW740KET.

An eyewitness who spoke with our correspondent in Uyo on condition of anonymity said the tricycle, in an attempt to boycott the bad portions of the IBB road, rammed into the stationary truck leading to the immediate death of the female passenger who was sitting in front of the tricycle.

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“The keke man was trying to avoid those bad portions of the road and maybe he did not see the truck that was parked there, he jammed the truck. The lady that was sitting in front died at the spot while he sustained injuries,” he said.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Matthew Olonisaye, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the cause of the accident was a result of brake failure.

He, therefore, advised vehicle owners to take the maintenance of their vehicles seriously, stressing that the command would not take it lightly with vehicle owners who compromise on this.

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“Vehicle owners should not take maintenance of their vehicles for granted. The Sector command will continue to be hard on owners of vehicles that are not roadworthy. Road users should obey traffic rules and regulations and continue to cooperate with our operatives to minimize road mishaps,” Olonisaye said.

He prayed to God to grant the dead eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss

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