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Man crushed to death, another injured in Anambra auto crash

Man crushed to death, another injured in Anambra auto crash

A middle-aged man has been crushed to death by a hit and run driver along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway Awka, Anambra state.

The deceased was reportedly knocked down by the vehicle while crossing the highway.

The Police Public Relations Officer Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident, said the Corpse has been deposited at the hospital mortuary for postmortem Examination and preservation. 

He said, "On the 16/7/2020 at about 11:pm,close to NNPC mega filling station along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway Awka, a middle aged man of about six feet tall whose identity is not yet known was knocked down by a hit and run vehicle. As a result, victim became unconscious.

"Police operatives attached to B' Division Awka visited the scene and rushed victim to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching hospital Amaku Awka where he was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty.

"Efforts to locate the relatives of the victim proved abortive since the date of the accident. Victim wore long sleeve shirt and blue jean at the time of the accident. 

"In view of the foregoing, the Command urged the public whose relations got missing and matched above description to report at B' Division Awka for possible identification and claim of the victim, please.

Meanwhile, eight passengers narrowly escaped death on Friday in a lone motor accident along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway, Anambra State.

The accident which occurred near Okija Police check-point, involved a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus, with registration number NSR774ZF. 

One person was seriously injured while seven others came out unhurt in the accident.

Confirming the incident, Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Pascal Anigbo attributed it to tyre burst.

He said, "At about 8.45am today Friday 17 July, 2020 a serious lone Road Traffic Crash (RTC) caused by "tyre burst", was recorded near Okija Police Check Point, along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway.

"The vehicle involved was a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus, with registration number NSR774ZF. A total of Eight (8) male adults where involved in the crash. One victim sustained some degree of injury, while the others came out unhurt. 

"The injured victim was rushed to ObiJackson Hospital by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command. The team also ensured the clearance of obstruction.

"The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi warns vehicle owners and drivers against the use of substandard or expired tyres. 

"They should also ensure they confirm the expiration dates on their tyres and purchase only brand new tyres, to avoid such occurrences."

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Awka Enugu Haruna Mohammed NNPC Onitsha Expressway

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