A careless Driver in a black Lexus RX 300 Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, has rammed into four students of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, within school premises.
The City Gazette learnt that the reckless driver also crushed electric pool in the process, causing total blackout in the University community.
Sources within the campus maintained that the horrible incident took place on Wednesday, 17th of May, 2023 bedside the university’s Senate Chambers.
A student of the university, Eyaks Udoka who was present when the accident occured noted that the driver was on a high speed when he lost control and hit the students down.
“I was there when it happened. The driver was at high speed otherwise he would have controlled the car without jumping across the gutter. The victims were unconscious when they took them to the hospital,” Udoka revealed.
Another witness, Nsikak Ibatt, also maintained that the driver lost control, knocked down the students and destroyed the electric pole.
“There will be a temporary shortage of power supply on Campus due to this – a high-tension cable was affected as a result of the accident.
The students involved in the auto crash were immediately taken to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, for medical treatment.
This platform learnt that the victims did not sustain severe injuries.
“Three out of the four students were discharged when I visited the hospital – and they are all fine”. Ibatt revealed.
Similarly, the Vice Chancellor of UNICAL, Prof. Florence Obi who later visited the victims at the Teaching Hospital on Thursday, May 18, provided the affected students with financial assistance for their medication.
While praying for quick recovery of the victims, the Vice-Chancellor, admonished staff, students and visitors of the Federal institution to always take caution, and obey traffic regulations and rules while driving on campus.
Part of the VC entourage were the University’s Bursar, Mr Joseph Odum; the Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Tony Enyang; Mr Dominic Okpene; the Students’ Union Government, SUG President, Comr. Tyron Bassey; and several others.