On Sunday, a hit-and-run tipper driver killed a motorcycle passenger. The driver also injured the operator at Igwe Orizu Junction; along Nnewi-Otolo Road in Anambra.
The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, got on the matter at once. He told the newsmen in Awka that the passenger died on the spot; while the cyclist sustained injuries in the accident that occurred at about 12:45p.m.
He said, “It was gathered that a Yamaha Motorcycle without a registration number; was hit by a Mercedes- Benz Tipper, while the driver drove off immediately.
“However, nobody could get the registration number of the tipper.
“Three people were involved in the crash, all male adults.”
“One died and one sustained injuries; while the tipper driver escaped with the truck without sustaining injury.
“The injured victim (motorcyclist) was taken to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi; while the dead was deposited at the Akwudo Mortuary by FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command,” he said.
The sector commander expressed his condolence with the family of the dead; and wished the injured victim speedy recovery.