A truck driver today Friday hit and killed a man after he lost control of his vehicle.
Eyewitness said the dead man was walking besides the road when the truck ran him down into the gutter where he died.
“The truck lost control after the MCC pedestrian bridge and fell into the adjoining gutter, killing the man.” The eyewitness said.
An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the incidence. He added that three men were involved in the incident although, only one man died.
He said, “At about 3.20pm today Friday 6 March, 2020 a fatal Road Traffic Crash was recorded at Upper-Iweka by TRACAS Park, Onitsha.
“The fatal crash which involved a Mack Truck with registration number DGE352XA was caused by Speed Limit Violation and Lose of Control.
“Officers and men of the FRSC have cordoned off the scene and controlling traffic, while awaiting the arrival of the heavy duty tow truck from Asaba to remove the obstruction caused. The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, condole with the family of the deceased.
The deceased was said to be a middle aged man.