Onitsha: One-way truck driver kills pedestrian

By David Chukwuemeka/:

A truck driver, allegedly driving against traffic on Sunday in Onitsha, has reportedly killed a man, who was said to be crossing the road at Mgbuka First Gate on Owerri Road.

The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, in Anambra, confirmed the incident in Awka.

Kumapayi said the accident, which occurred at about 6 .p m. on Sunday, was caused by route violation, speed and loss of control.

He said, “Eyewitnesses said an unidentified truck driver with Registration No. KMC41XR was driving against traffic on top speed when he lost control and knocked down a man crossing the road.

“The driver of the truck was later arrested and handed over to the police by the FRSC rescue team.

“The victim was taken to an undisclosed hospital by good Samaritans before the arrival of the FRSC team from Upper-Iweka.

“The victim was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body was deposited at the mortuary”

While condoling with the family of the deceased, he warned motorists to desist from driving against traffic, saying it could lead to a fatal crash.

He further urged motorists to always obey traffic signals.

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