One person died on Friday, while two others sustained serious injuries in a fatal accident that occurred within Enugu metropolis on Thursday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu State confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
The Sector Commander of FRSC, Enugu State Command, Mr Joseph Toby said that the accident occurred at the ever-busy Akanu Ibiam International Airport Road, within the Emene community axis of the road at about 1 p.m.
He said that the driver of the micro-mini-bus (Hi-Jet) vehicle must have been on top speed and could not easily slow down or clearly dodge the pedestrian who was crossing the road.
“When he eventually knocked down the pedestrian, who was attempting to cross the road, the vehicle rammed down a slope, somersaulted and went up in flames immediately.
“FRSC patrol team was closely on hand to give a rescue hand to the two occupants of the bus and the knocked down pedestrian, as well as called the Enugu State Fire Service to put out the fire.”
The Commander stated that driver of the bus died, adding that the passengers and the pedestrian knocked down were responding to treatment.
Toby urged motorists to be on minimal speed when driving along busy metropolis or roads, especially the ones with high human pedestrian traffic.
According to him, the accident should have been avoided if the driver maintained minimal and controlled speed.