Posted by News Express | 12 July 2020 | 646 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A fatal traffic road crash involving a Mercedes Benz 911 tipper and a tricycle (KEKE Napep) with Reg No: HTE159VC at Kwata junction, along Awka-Enugu expressway, Anambra State has left one dead.
The tricycle rider, who allegedly died on the spot, was said to have been hit by the tipper with registration No: AKL325ZT while the driver was trying to beat the traffic.
According to an eyewitness, the driver of the tipper beat the traffic light and rammed into the tricycle, whose rider was not concentrating.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sector Public Education Officer, in the state, Mr Pascal Anigbo, said that a total of five victims (4 male adults and 1 female adult) were involved the crash.
He said: “The tricycle rider was killed instantly, while the female victim sustained serious injuries and was rushed to an unknown hospital by the other male victim in the tricycle and yet to be identified persons.
“The corpse was deposited at the morgue at, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku by FRSC rescue team in the state and the tipper driver and his motor boy were equally arrested 1by the Police and taken to the Central Police Station, Awka, for further investigation.”
While sending his condolences to the family of the dead and wishes the injured victim quick recovery, the State Sector Commander, Mr Andrew A Kumapayi, warned drivers against violating Road Traffic Rules and Regulations in the state.
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