A male adult whose identity was still unknown, was crushed to death in a fatal road traffic crash, involving a Dangote Truck without a registration number near Zenith Bank, along Onitsha- Owerri expressway, Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to eyewitnesses, the Truck driver slipped out of his lane due to excessive speeding and crushed a pedestrian who is well known in the community, suspected to be a barrow pusher, hence the angry youths revenged by setting the truck ablaze when the driver was nowhere to be found.
The State Ag: Sector public Education Officer of the FRSC, Mr. Kamal Musa, while confirming the accident in a statement said the rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost was immediately mobilized for rescue operations only to be intercepted by the angry youths who took the Corpse of the victim away.
He said that accident happened at about 0955hr on Tuesday morning.
The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, while sending his condolences to the deceased family and admonishes pedestrians to always use the pedestrian bridges where available, strongly warns motorists especially truck drivers to abide by the stipulated speed limits in built-up areas to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes.