Truck Driver Arrested For Crushing A Man To Death in Onitsha

 


Truck Driver Arrested For Crushing A Man To Death in Onitsha.

NKIRU NWAGBO, AWKA

7/03/2021

A middle-aged man has been arrested for allegedly crushing a  man to death with a truck in Onitsha, Anambra state.

The accident, which occurred yesterday at the   opposite  Goodness and Mercy motor park Onitsha involved three male adults. 

One of the male adult was rushed to Toronto hospital by FRSC rescue team from upper Iweka Outpost, he was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at the Morgue. 

It was gathered that the suspect, a truck driver, was ascending a hill in a traffic when he suddenly lost control over brake failure and crushed the deceased while rolling back.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi, said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue after confirmed dead by the doctor.

He said the driver of the truck has been handed over to Okpoko Police station.

According to him “A yet to be identified male adult was crushed by a driver of a Mark Truck with registration number JJJ 660 XB while rolling back.

"He was later confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at the Morgue. The driver of the truck has been handed over to Okpoko Police station.”

While commiserating with the deceased family, the FRSC boss advised pedestrians to watch before crossing the road especially behind a truck or climbing a hill.

He warned motorist especially truck drivers to put their vehicles in order, as the Corps has started clampdown on rickety vehicles, which includes vehicles that their brakes are not in good order, which usually leads to brake failure.






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