Hit-and-run driver kills woman in Anambra

A yet-to-be-identified woman was, on Sunday, killed by a hit-and-run driver in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accident occurred at 11:05 p.m at Regina Caeli Junction on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.

According to the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the woman died immediately after the accident.

Kumapayi said the body of the woman had been deposited at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital morgue in Awka.

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The sector commander reiterated the call for pedestrians to be careful on the road, especially during festive periods, because of increased vehicular movement.

“My advice to road users, especially pedestrians, during this season is to be extra careful when crossing the road.

“They should endeavour to use the pedestrian bridge provided for them if any, and if there is none, they should look left, right and left again to make sure that the road is free before crossing.

“Let them wear reflective clothing when walking at night so that they can be seen by oncoming vehicles,” he said.

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