A truck driver identified as Mr. Taiwo on Monday died in a lone fatal crash at immigration junction along Awka-Enugu express way, Anambra state.
The accident which occurred around 6:28pm involved a white mark truck without a registration number.
Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of lost of control due to excessive speeding by the truck driver.
Confirming the incident, Ag: Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Kamal Musa said the deceased was trapped under the truck when it fell.
He said, “A total of two male adults were on board including the truck driver who got trapped in the process but later brought out dead and deposited at the Mogue at Amaku teaching hospital by FRSC rescue team from the Sector Command who ensured free flow of traffic while the obstruction is being cleared.
“Also on ground were the SSA to the Governor on petroleum and Union matters Comr. Peter Nwosu and Men of the Anambra State Fire service with their truck and chemicals to neutralize the inflammable content of the truck. The truck has been lifted and towed off the road.
“The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi sends his condolences to the deceased family and strongly warns motorists especially truck drivers to desist from excessive speeding and abide by the stipulated speed limits in built-up areas as road traffic Crashes are avoidable.”