Tragic Motor Accident Kills Family of 8 in Imo State

Tragic Motor Accident Kills Family of 8 in Imo State

  • The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the demise of eight families in a ghastly motor accident
  • It was gathered that the family of eight were on their way for the New Year's holiday when the tragic incident occurred
  • The horrific accident happened at about 3 pm on Wednesday, December 29, at the Amanwozuzu junction in the Ikeduru local government area journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Ikeduru, Imo - A tragic incident unfolded on Thursday, December 29, around 3 pm, at the Amanwozuzu junction in the Ikeduru local government area of Imo State, where a Sienna car carrying eight individuals met with a fatal accident.

The victims, all members of a single family, were en route to celebrate the New Year.

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It was gathered that the victims were all travelling for the New Year's celebrations.
The deceased victims were taken to the morgue upon the arrival of the police. Photo Credit: FRSC/The Nigerian Police
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According to eyewitnesses, the family's father, driving the Sienna car with his wife and children, collided with a stationary truck transporting rods.

The impact resulted in a devastating scene, as the rods pierced the bodies of the occupants, leading to the immediate and unfortunate demise of all eight individuals.

The incident cast a pall of sorrow over the local community.

As per the observer, both police officers and residents sorrowfully dismantled the vehicle to extract the deceased family members.

At the time of composing this update, officers from the Ikeduru local government area police division had placed the bodies in a morgue.

Police react to tragic motor accident

The Divisional Police Officer overseeing Ikeduru LGA, Chief Superintendent of Police Lucky Ahiole, informed reporters that the Sienna vehicle collided with a stationary truck parked by the roadside, resulting in the tragic incident.

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As quoted by The Nation, he said:

“It is horrifying. Eight died and we have taken them to a morgue. We had to break the Sienna vehicle to bring out the dead bodies. The rod pierced their eyes and bodies and even the children died.”

Nevertheless, onlookers are urging the police to investigate the individual responsible for the stationary truck transporting rods, seeking answers as to why the road was obstructed.

They argue that the unfortunate incident could have been prevented if the truck driver had refrained from parking on the road.

Tragedy as 10 die, 7 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto-crash

In another report, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) verified a tragic incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

According to a press release issued on Tuesday, December 12, the FRSC confirmed the involvement of 18 adult males in the accident.

The statement disclosed that ten individuals lost their lives and seven sustained injuries in the serious car collision.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: