By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
A truck driver identified as Ogbodo Peter has been arrested for allegedly crushing a middle-aged woman to death in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The deceased was reportedly knocked down by the suspect while walking along the road.
The Nation gathered that the crash was due to over-speeding.
Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi said the driver has been handed over to the Police.
He warned motorist to desist from speeding especially in built up areas, advising that recommended speed limit of 50km/hrs should be applied in built up areas so as to guide against loss of control.’
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He said, “A fatal road traffic crash happened at Lake opposite OANDO fuel station by 1000 blocks before boromeo- round about Onitsha, today 12th February, 2021 at about 1250hrs.
“Mr Ogbodo Uche Peter, driver of a Mark Truck with registration number AGB 338 YV knocked down a yet to be identified middle age woman walking along the road.
“Three persons were involved in the Crash comprising 2 male adults and 1 female adult.
“The female adult was rushed to Toronto hospital by FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost. She was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and her body deposited at the Morgue.
“Pedestrian should be watchful while walking along the road. It’s better to walk on the left side of the roads facing on coming vehicle so as to guide against being knocked down by Speeding drivers,” Kumapayi added.
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