A speedy truck driver on Friday killed a female passenger in a tricycle at Ufuma, on Ekwulobia-Ufuma Road in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.
Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.
Irelewuyi said the accident, which occurred at about 2:30.p.m. was caused by excessive speed and loss of control.
“The crash involved an unidentified driver of a Mercedes 911 truck, with registration number: XF814AWK
and an unidentified driver of a yellow tricycle, with registration number: NNK313QL.
“Eyewitness reports indicate that the driver of the truck was on top speed, he lost control of the vehicle, rammed into the tricycle and crashed.
“Three female adults and two male adults were involved in the crash. The victims were taken to Queenies Hospital, Ufuma where one female adult, who was a passenger in the tricycle was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
“Her body was consequently deposited at the Ajali Mortuary by FRSC rescue team, “he said.
The sector commander added that the vehicles and the driver of the truck were later handed over to men of the Ajali Police Division.
He condoled with the family of the dead victim and warned motorists to desist from speeding, as well as keep to road safety instructions.