By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A newborn baby and four others including mother of the child on Monday, died in a fatal accident along the NPA Expressway near the Nigerian Army Barracks in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, AUTHENTIC News Daily reports.
This is coming contrary to the Delta State Government’s ban on Commercial tricycle plying the expressway.
An eyewitness who craved anonymity in a chat with our correspondent, said a commercial tricycle conveying the victims from roundabout axis enroute Shaguolo/Ugbuwangue was on a very high speed in a bid to overtake a car when suddenly it brake failed and in the process, veered off the road and rammed into a trailer parked along the Expressway.
The eyewitness said the incident claimed the lives of the newborn baby and the mother with two girls(passengers) and that of the tricycle operator instantly.
The tricycle was seriously compressed while the victims whose identities are yet to be ascertained, sustained high degree injuries.
At the time of filing this report, the Police are yet to arrive the scene but there are blood stains on the floor as motorists and other road users are parked to have a glimpse of the incident.