Richard Ginika Izuora
An accident has claimed the life of an unidentified pedestrian on Friday.
The accident involved a truck and a bus on the Asaba – Onitsha Expressway, Onitsha.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra; confirmed the incident to newsmen in Awka.
He said the accident occurred at about 6pm; adding that it was caused by brake failure and resultant loss of control and that one person died in the mishap, while six male adults sustained injuries.
“The crash involved a brown Mack Truck, with registration number: XX837JJD, and a yellow Daihatsu Hijet bus with no registration number. According to eyewitness account, the brake of the truck failed and the driver lost control of the truck.
“It rammed into a bus, which landed into the nearby drain where it fatally hit and killed a pedestrian. Four passengers in the bus also sustained some degree of injuries. The victims were taken to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost.
The body of the dead was deposited at the hospital morgue,” he said.
Kumapayi said that the driver of the truck had been handed over to the police for further investigation.
While condoling with the family of the dead; he advised motorists to always inspect their vehicles before embarking on any trips.
He also urged them to take their routine vehicle maintenance seriously to avoid road mishaps.