Drivers allegedly disappears as commercial vehicle is involved in fatal accident
It was gathered from eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident that the vehicle, a Toyota Sienna bus, was on top speed along the road on its way from neighbouring Abia State on Tuesday, June 7, and somewhere close to the headquarters of Ihiala Local Government Area, the vehicle lost balance, skidded off the road and somersaulted several times before landing in a bush.
As rescuers rushed to the scene to help the victims, it was discovered that the driver of the vehicle had mysteriously disappeared, leaving the hapless passengers, with one woman pulled out dead, and four others seriously injured.
A search was mounted by the rescuers, thinking that the driver could have been trapped in the wrecked vehicle but it yielded no fruit as he was no where to be found.
Elderly villagers who went to the scene, told the bewildered onlookers that the driver must have 'cooked' himself in the local protective charm called 'Otumokpor'.