Anambra-One person has been confirmed dead, following an accident that took place at Ziks Roundabout Onitsha, along Onitsha-Awka expressway.
The accident occurred when a truck on Sunday, ran over a Tricycle while trying to beat a Traffic Light located within the expressway.
In a statement by the Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, RC Pascal A. Anigbo, the accident took place at about 3:55pm.
He said: At about 3.55pm today Sunday 28 June, 2020 a fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a Scanner Truck with registration number LSR810XS and a Tricycle with registration number AAH790UW was recorded at Ziks Roundabout Onitsha, along Onitsha-Awka expressway.
“The crash occurred when the driver of the Scanner Truck beat the Traffic Light and unfortunately ran over the Tricycle. Three male adults where involved in the crash. One sustained some degree of injury, while one death was also recorded.
“The injured victim was rushed to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha while the corpse of the dead was deposited at Boromeo Hospital Mortuary, by an FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command. The vehicles have been handed over to the Inland Town Police Station, for further investigation.”
According to him, the Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, C.C Andrew A. Kumapayi had condoled with the family of the dead even as wished the injured victims quick recovery.
He called on Motorists to obey Road Safety Rules and Regulations, including Road Signs and Markings which are installed to ensure safety of all road users in the country.