Thursday, 6 June 2013

Driver Killed As Vehicle Plunges Into River In Bayelsa

The driver of a white Toyota Hilux truck has been killed when his vehicle plunged into a river at Okoso on Sagabama -Zarama road, Bayelsa State.
Road users plying the East- West road have, for long, lamented the poor condition on the Okoso Bridge.
It will be recalled that the road has witnessed several accidents with fatalities, even as there is ongoing rehabilitation by the Setraco Construction Company.
It was learnt that the vehicle was coming from Delta State before it crashed into the river.
Investigations revealed that the driver was the only occupant in the vehicle, as the corpse has been deposited at the Odi General Hospital morgue in Kolokuma.
In an interview, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Vincent Jack confirmed the incident .
In another development, a fatal road crash occurred on Amassoma road in Southern Ijaw Local Government, claiming several students from the Niger Delta University, Amassoma.
Among the survivors was a pregnant woman currently receiving treatment at Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri near Yenagoa.