Anambra – A middle aged woman (names withheld) was in the early hours of Thursday knocked down by a green coloured DAF truck with registration number USL860ZC, in Anambra State.
The victim was trying to cross the expressway in front of Coca-Cola, along Onitsha-Awka expressway, Onitsha, when the accident occurred.
Giving an insight into the ugly episode, the Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, RC Pascal A. Anigbo stated that the incident occurred at about 9:05am as the truck driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid pedestrians crossing the expressway.
Explaining further, “At about 9.05am today Thursday 25 June, 2020 a middle aged woman lost her life while crossing the expressway in front of Coca-Cola, along Onitsha-Awka expressway, Onitsha. She was knocked down by a green coloured DAF truck with registration number USL860ZC.
“The crash was reportedly caused by, “Loss of Control”. The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid pedestrians crossing the expressway, but unfortunately ran over the victim.
“A combined FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command and Upper-Iweka Outpost arrived the scene within Five minutes of receiving a distress call on the incident. The corpse was deposited at Toronto Hospital, while the vehicle was handed over to the NPF at Okpoko Police Station, for further investigation.”
The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, C.C Andrew A. Kumapayi condoled with the family of the deceased.
He warned drivers to shun every form of dangerous driving even as he advised them to always drive defensively while tolerating other road users.
“Pedestrians are also advised to always make use of the pedestrians bridge were available.”