By Stanley Nwanosike
Kalu said some personnel of the corps had to get specialised equipment to free three of the deceased that were trapped in a car that was involved in the accident.
He said that the accident occurred after an articulated vehicle failed break, lost control and rammed into some shops on the expressway at the junction and finally hit a car at a nearby mechanic workshop.
According to him, as the trailer rammed into some shops on the road it killed four traders instantly.
“And as it went ahead it hit a car close to a mechanic workshop and killed the three occupants in it,’’ he said.
Kalu, however, urged the Awgu local government authority to place a billboard urging motorists to slow down at the junction.
“We have recorded too many fatal accidents at that junction.
“The community leaders in the area should advise and educate their people not to trade or build shops along the road in order to reduce human fatality.
“If that junction was free from human activities, maybe we might not have recorded any death in the first place,’’ he said.
“It is unfortunate that the trailer might have been coming in high speed, even in a seriously human built-up area like the Port Harcourt-Enugu Road,’’ he added