Two persons, including a woman on Monday, sustained injuries when an iron container fell on them along Owerri road, Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, but said no fatality was recorded.
He said, “However a woman who was passing by sustained injury and was taken to the hospital but now responding to treatment.
“Scene was cordoned off by Police patrol teams and effort is ongoing to clear obstruction to enable free flow of traffic in the area.”
The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said the accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m.
Kumapayi explained that the 20 feet containers fell off a Mercedes 911 articulated vehicle and damaged a Volkswagen Golf car with registration number AU 813 NSH.
He said the articulated vehicle lost control, due to bad spots along the road, making the containers to fall, damaging the car and causing injuries to the driver and a passerby.
“Two persons sustained injuries, the driver of the car and a woman passingbye but no fatality was recorded.
“They have been taken to a nearby hospital and are responding to treatment,” the commander said.
Kumapayi said that efforts were going on to clear the bstruction caused by the incident, to restore traffic flow on the highway.
He, however, advised motorists to always put their vehicles in good working condition and drive with caution to avoid loss of lives and property.