5 Injured as bus rams into tricycle in Aba
BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE
ABA- Tragedy struck, yesterday, at the Ogbor Hill waterside bridge when a bus belonging to popular transport company crashed into a tricycle and injured 5 persons, along Ikot Ekpene road, Aba, Abia State.
The Ogbor Hill waterside bridge had become notorious for auto crashes as no week passes without vehicles crashing into another, and leaving commuters injured. Some residents have blamed on the narrow nature of the road and the activities of cattle rearers and abattoir in the area.
Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the bus with number plate, XA 640 UMD, was descending the hill when its brakes failed and it crashed into a tricycle at the bus stop and injured 3 passersby and 2 passengers.
“The bus was coming down the hill on a top speed; it suddenly lost brakes and crashed into the tricycle, injuring the driver with two passengers at the bus stop. Two people who were waiting to board a bus were also injured. Many people would have been injured if the bus had not crashed into the tricycle,” eyewitnesses said.
When Vanguard visited the scene, there was heavy gridlock on the two lanes of the road as motorists struggled to wade through the area, even as a team of Police stormed the area directing traffic.
The injured were later conveyed to an undisclosed hospital in the area.
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