On saturday, one person was confirmed dead, while eight others sustained various degrees of injuries in Ughelli, Delta State, when an IVECO trailer lost control and rammed into some pedestrians and commercial motorcycle operators.
The trailer, with numbers CC 15861, was reported to have lost control at the Otovwodo Junction axis of the East-West Road, hitting a commercial motorcycle operator and cars that were parked by the side of the road.
The Ughelli Unit Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr. Olusola Olusegun, confirmed the accident, saying two motorcycles were involved in the accident which happened at about 10:40a.m. with the victims rushed to the Ughelli Central Hospital to recieve medical attention.
He said: “Though I am not aware of any death for now, the victims are in critical condition and are receiving medical attention at the Ughelli Central Hospital.”
A medic at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital, said that one of the victims was pronounced dead at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Oghara, where he was referred to for necessary treatment.