Bus driver crushes cyclist to death in Anambra

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A motorcyclist was on Tuesday morning crushed to death by a commercial bus along Ekwulobia-Umunze Road, Nawfija, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The deceased, identified as Mr Ezeoke Sylvester, was riding back home alone on his motorcycle when he was knocked down by the speeding vehicle.

The DAILY VENDOR learnt that the suspect was rushing to Ekwulobia from Umunze to book a turn.

The Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Edwin Okadigbo confirmed the incident.

He said the corpse of the victim has been to deposited at Orumba General Hospital, Nawfija.

He said, “Today, Tuesday 26th May 2020 at about 06: 20 hrs a L-300 Mitsubushi bus, white and red colour with Anambra registration number- XA-871- AJL belonging to Ekwulobia Mass Transit Company was involved in a road accident that killed one Mr Ezeoke Sylvester an indigen of Aguata LGA who was riding back home alone on his QLINK black motorcycle without registration number along Ekwulobia-Umunze Road, Nawfija, Orumba South LGA.

“Preliminary investigations reveals the cause of the accident to be overspending on the part of the driver, Mr Akabuike Udensi who though not carrying any passenger at the time of the incident was rushing to Ekwulobia from Umunze to book a turn.

“Meanwhile the driver is currently at Umunze police Station.

“NSCDC, Orumba South Divisional officer CSC Offor Innocent U. deployed Officers to the scene of the accident, assisted FRSC in clearing the obstructions, and in controlling traffic to allow free flow of vehicles.”

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