A truck driver, allegedly driving against traffic on Sunday, in Onitsha, reportedly killed a man crossing the road at Mgbuka First Gate on Owerri Road, Anambra State.
The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, said the accident, which occurred at about 6 .p m. on Sunday, was caused by route violation, speed and loss of control.
“Eyewitnesses said an unidentified truck driver with Reg. No. KMC41XR, was driving against traffic on top speed when he lost control and knocked down a man crossing the road.
“The driver of the truck was later arrested and handed over to the police by FRSC rescue team.
“The victim was taken to an undisclosed hospital by good Samaritans before the arrival of FRSC team from Upper-Iweka.
“The victim was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body was deposited at the mortuary,” the FRSC boss said.
Kumapayi further warned motorists to desist from driving against traffic, saying it could lead to fatal crash.
He advised them to always obey traffic signals.