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Conscious Driving

A Call for Conscious Driving

In the blink of an eye, lives can be shattered, families torn apart, and communities left reeling from the aftermath of a road accident.

The recent collision between a lorry and a Lord’s Chosen luxury bus serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that can result from a momentary lapse in judgment behind the wheel.

Eyewitnesses recount the harrowing scene, describing how the tranquility of Orokwe Market Road was shattered when a lorry, oblivious to its surroundings, carelessly merged onto the bustling Owerri-Onitsha Express Road.

The repercussions were catastrophic, as the hulking vehicle collided with a Lord’s Chosen Luxurious bus, sending it careening into the gutter, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

The impact was not confined to metal and concrete alone.

Three innocent pedestrians found themselves unwitting victims of this senseless collision, their lives forever altered by the callousness of a momentary oversight.

Amidst the chaos, the lorry driver, whose reckless actions set this tragedy in motion, chose to flee the scene, leaving behind a trail of devastation and despair.

In the wake of such calamity, the importance of conscientious driving cannot be overstated.

Conscious Driving
Conscious Driving

Each time we step behind the wheel, we hold not just our own lives, but the lives of countless others, in our hands. It is a responsibility that demands our unwavering attention, our utmost care, and our steadfast commitment to safety.

Imo Police spokesman, Henry Okoye, issued a solemn statement confirming the grim reality of the incident.

Swift action was taken by operatives from the Ogbakwu Divisional Headquarters and the State Traffic Department, as they rushed to the aid of the injured, transporting them to Uchenna Hospital Irete for urgent medical attention.

Tragically, despite their valiant efforts, four souls were lost in the turmoil, leaving behind grieving families and shattered dreams.

As we mourn the lives lost and pray for the swift recovery of those injured, let us not allow this tragedy to fade into the annals of forgotten headlines. Let it serve as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the profound impact of our actions behind the wheel.

In memory of those we have lost and in honor of those who continue to fight for their lives, let us pledge to drive with vigilance, with empathy, and with an unwavering commitment to safety. For in the journey towards safer roads, it is not just our own lives that hang in the balance, but the lives of countless others who share the road with us.

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