By Jonathan Ugbal
Barely 26 hours into the new year, no fewer than five people are said to be dead after two vehicles collided along Ndidem Usang-Iso road in Calabar, the Cross River State capital in the early hours of Wednesday.
The accident involved a red Audi 80 taxi and a privately owned Toyota Camry Spider occury around 2:00AM on January 2, CrossRiverWatch gathered.
As at the time of filing this report, CrossRiverWatch could not confirm which vehicle’s occupants were actually killed.
However, CrossRiverWatch gathered that the taxi, with license plate number, “Cross River AE 496 ANA” had attempted making a U-turn at the intersection close to Apples eatery heading back towards Atekong when the grey colored Camry with license plate number, “LAGOS LSR 523 FC” which is said to have been on high speed ran into the taxi, dragging it for about 40 meters.
Also, dozens have been gathering at the scene of the accident trying to analyse what may had happened with some suggesting that for a taxi to have so many occupants as at that time of the day, they may have been returning from a club and had chattered the taxi.
Efforts were been made to tow the Camry when this reporter visited the scene while the mangled Audi had been pushed aside with blood clots and pieces of human skin could be seen around the accident scene.
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