Tipper driver absconds after killing two in Anambra

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 19 September 2019 | 284 times

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•Anambra PPRO, DSP Haruna Mohammed

A fatal auto crash along Ukwukpaka junction, Mbanskwa Okpoko, Nnewichi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State involving a tipper with Reg No XA 206 KPP and a motorcycle with Reg No QL 500 UWN left two persons dead on Thursday.

It was gathered that the tipper which lost control of its brake while in motion rolled back and rammed into a motorcycle conveying a million.

The driver of the tipper was said to have absconded immediately after the accident.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed, said that both the rider and the Pillion sustained injuries and were rushed by police patrol team to Diocesan hospital Nnewi, where they were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

The statement read in part: “There was a fatal motor/motorcycle accident along Ukwukpaka junction, Mbanakwa Okpuno  Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA involving a tipper with Reg No XA 206 KPP and a motorcycle with Reg No QL 500 UWN ridden by one Clement Odo, 50, conveying a pillion, one Anayo Elinye, 38.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the Tipper had a brake failure while on motion rolled backwards and collided with the said motorcycle.

“As a result, both the Rider and the Pillion sustained injuries and were rushed by police patrol team to Diocesan hospital Nnewi, where they were confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“The Tipper Driver is on the run but effort is ongoing to apprehend and bring him to justice.”

Mohammed added that the corpses have been deposited at the Dioecesan hospital mortuary for postmortem examination.


Source: News Express

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