It was a tearful sight, as fatal motor accident on Monday at Nkpolu Community; Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State claimed five lives.
Our source, who related the incident to our correspondent, noted that the accident occurred around 1.am on Monday, and that five occupants of the Mazda car who were involved in the accident died on the spot except one.
The information gathered revealed that the six persons who were in the car ran into a stationary Coaster Bus. Five of the victims died instantly, while one was fatally injured and is still in coma in the hospital.
According to eye witness account, the victims were returning from an outing where they may have allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, including the driver before the accident occurred.
Naijavoxpop correspondent also learned that the driver of the car, who may have been drunk lost control of the steering in front of his father’s compound and ran under the packed vehicle owned by one of his uncles.
A source, Kinikanwo Ojingwa, narrated that one of the persons who would have been in the vehicle had just alighted from the car, around a T-junction in the area, on the ground that it was too tight for four people to sit at the back before the incident occurred five minutes later. He said,” we woke up this early morning to see a taxi stocked under a packed bus. The driver may have been drunk and probably drove on high speed. Five people died instantly and one of them who survived the crash was rushed to the hospital, though, he is still in coma. The five occupants of the vehicle are from Nkpolu, while one is from Akwa Ibom State. Three girls were involved. Two of the girls were sitting at the front seat, while one of the girls was at the back with two boys.
It was the boy who alighted from the car that raised the alarm of what has happened before people came out. The boy was so lucky that he dropped from the car before the incident. He told them (the victims) that he will prefer trekking home, hence they were already close to the house than entering the tight back seat”.