A tipper driver on Friday crushed to death an unidentified motorcyclist in a fatal accident that occurred in Umuazu Nteje Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Eyewitness said the crash was due to overspeeding by the tipper driver.
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According to the source, the tipper driver was on a high speed when the motorcyclist “surdenly came out from nowhere”.
The spokesperson for Anambra State Sector of Federal Roads Safety Corps, FRSC, Edor Florence, confirmed the accident in a statement.
She said that the multiple accident happened between Udoka Nwoya – the driver of Mercedes Benz Tipper with registration number XA 156 EFR – and unidentified motorcycle rider without registration number.
The FRSC identified excessive speeding as the cause of the traffic crash that involved two male adults.
The motorcycle rider, according to her, was taken to Chira Hospital Awkuzu by FRSC rescue team from Nteje unit Command where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at Wisdom Mortuary Nteje.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Sector Commander of FRSC, Andrew A Kumapayi, has again warned motorists to avoid overspeeding, especially in built up areas.
Kumapayi, who advised motorists to use maximum speed limit of 50km/hour when in built up areas, also warned motorcycle riders to always put on their safety helmet while riding to avoid head injury during traffic crash.