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Truck kills motorcyclist in Anambra

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By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu

A motorcyclist was killed on Saturday in an accident involving a truck in Akwaeze in the Anaocha local government area in Anambra.

Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, Anambra sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Saturday in Awka.

Kumapayi said the crash, which happened around noon, was caused by unnecessary speeding and passing.

“The accident involved an unidentified driver of a Mercedes Benz 911 truck with registration number KPP273XD, and an unidentified rider of a Kymco motorcycle with registration number AKL172QN.

“An eyewitness report indicates that the accident occurred as the speeding motorcyclist attempted to overtake the truck and was run over by the truck driver.

“The motorcyclist was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Akwaeze by the FRSC Rescue Team from Igboukwu Command and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and his body was deposited in the morgue.” , he said.

Kumapayi said the driver of the truck was turned over to police for further investigation

While expressing his condolences to the family of the dead, he urged motorcyclists to avoid unnecessary speeding and always put on their safety helmets to avoid head injuries during a road accident. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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