A passenger of a motorcyclist was on Wednesday crushed to death while the rider was injured by a truck driver along Oba- Nnewi road, Anambra state.
The accident which occurred near Oba Police division, involved a Mark truck and a motorcycle with the victims, a commercial motorcyclists and his passenger on board.
An eye witness said the crash occurred as a result of brake failure leading to loss of control of the truck which crashed into the motorcycle.
Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Andrew Kumapayi said the corpse of the passenger who died on the spot had been deposited.
He sends his condolences to the deceased family, warning motorists to embark on regular maintenance of vehicles to ensure their vehicles meet up with the minimum safety standards before putting them on the highways to avoid road traffic crashes.
He said, “At about 1235hrs, a male adult who was a passenger on a bike was crushed to death in a fatal crash involving a Mark truck with registration number KSF 441 XF and a Motorcycle without a registration number recorded near Oba police division, along Oba- Nnewi road.
“The crash involved a total of Four (4) male adults, including the motorcycle passenger who died on the spot.
“The corpse taken to the morgue at the teaching hospital Nnewi by FRSC rescue team from Oraifite Unit Command after Doctors confirmation. Road obstruction is being cleared to ensure free flow of traffic.”