Residents of Eneka Clan in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, have accused truck drivers of been responsible for the fatal accident that occurred on Saturday, at the Unity Estate Junction of the community.
Distressed by the incident, the residents vehemently condemned the indiscriminate parking of trucks along the Eneka-Igwuruta Road, which they lamented was posing great danger to the lives of residents and road users.
They called on security agencies to intervene and ensure the immediate evacuation of those trucks.
The residents also appealed to security agencies to charge truck drivers to desist from parking trucks at night, on the road side to avert a reoccurrence, adding that they were constituting nuisance and endangering the lives of road users.
TNN gathered that the Lexus 300 involved in the accident, ran under a truck parked along the road. As at the time of this report, it was yet to be confirmed if any life was lost and how many persons were in the vehicle.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent, a former Community Development Chairman, of Rumuosita, Mr. Victor Dike, described the accident as terrible, even as he prayed the driver survived it.
He said parking of trucks on the road side was life threatening and should not be ignored to avoid more accidents.
Dike who spoke of the accident said, “it is a sad news, and a sorry state in that matter, because there has been recklessness on the road. I can’t imagine such lorries been parked indiscriminately.
“Most painful is that they are parked without caution signs, they are parked without traffic signs to pass the message that there is danger ahead, that news bothered me so much. So, it is not a welcomed development that such a thing happened, it is a sorry state.”
He then appealed that, “that scenario should not reoccur. This will serve as a better platform to pass the message to even the local government chairman.
“I remember sometime last year, the local government chairman, Hon. Barr. George Ariolu embarked on raid the state off the trucks, sometime ago he did that and every truck that was on the road was moved off the road and the road was free, so if he could reinitiate such an idea, moreso, now that this ghastly accident has happened, I think that will save a lot of harm in the future.”