One dies in lone accident caused by overspeeding


A lone accident which took place in Anambra State Capital, Awka, has resulted in the death of one person.

The accident which involved a red coloured Toyota Avalon with registration number AKD-69A-FB, took place yesterday evening near Government House, Awka along Awka-Enugu expressway.

An eye witness said the car was overspeeding when all of a sudden, the driver saw a man crossing the road.

The driver it was gathered, had applied brakes too sudden, resulting in the car somersaulting.

Confirming the incident, the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, Pascal Anigbo said two male adults were involved in the crash.

He further confirmed that the accident was reportedly caused by over-speeding, adding that the dead victim has been taken to the morgue by the Red Cross Society.

“The Sector Commander, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi condoles with the family of the dead. He admonishes motorists to always drive with common sense speed limits and within stipulated speed limits, especially within built-up areas,” Anigbo concluded.


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