Truck’s brake fails, kills motorcycle passenger in Anambra

At about 1235hrs, a male adult who was a passenger on a motorcycle was crushed to death in a fatal crash involving a Mark truck with registration number KSF 441 XF and a motorcycle without a registration number, near Oba police division, along Oba-Nnewi road, Anambra State, on Wednesday.

According to eyewitnesses, the crash occurred as a result of brake failure leading to loss of control of the truck and crashing into the motorcycle.

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Kamal Musa, the Ag: Sector Public Education Officer Anambra State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the accident involved a total of four (4) male adults, including the motorcycle passenger who died on the spot.

The corpse was taken to the morgue at the teaching hospital in Nnewi by FRSC rescue team from Oraifite Unit Command after doctor’s confirmation.

And that the road obstruction is being cleared to ensure a free flow of traffic.

Musa said the State Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi while sending his condolences to the deceased family strongly warns motorists to embark on regular maintenance of vehicles and ensure their vehicles meet up with the minimum safety standards before putting them on the highways to avoid road traffic crashes.

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