Hit And Run Driver Kill One Female In Onitsha

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Anambra State Command, has reported a case of Hit and run driver which claimed one life in Onitsha.

According to Paschal Anigbo, spokesman of the Command, “A hit-and-run driver whose identity was not captured, knocked down a female adult who was crossing the expressway at Okpoko Junction Onitsha, today Wednesday 12 August, 2020. According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 8am. They said the vehicle was on top speed and fled after knocking the woman down.

Anigbo said the victim was rushed in a Tricycle to Toronto Hospital Onitsha by her parents, before the arrival of the FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Unit Command but on arriving the hospital, the team gathered that doctors had confirmed her dead, while the corpse was deposited at the morgue, in the same hospital.

Also, another report reaching the Command from Ihiala, stated that a serious Road Traffic Crash involving a Toyota Hiace with enlistment number CAL15XJ and an Actros Tanker with registration number FGG176YU occurred near KM Filling Station, along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway.

A total of Fifteen people (6 male adults and 9 female adults ) were involved.

Ten of the victims (4 males and 6 females) sustained varying degrees of injuries but death was recorded.

The injured victims were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala, by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command.

The Sector Commander CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, has strongly warned road users against crossing the expressways and that pedestrians must endeavour to always use pedestrian bridges, to avoid being knocked over by vehicles plying the expressway. He also warned drivers against speeding.

“Drivers should always drive with common sense speed limits so that they can easily control their vehicles, in the event of any emergency.

A maximum speed limit of 50km/hr is recommended for cars, within built-up areas.”‘he advised as he sent his condolences to the family of the deceased and wished the injured victims quick recovery.

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