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Pedestrian Dies In Onitsha Accident

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An accident involving a truck around Upper -Iweka , Onitsha in Anambra State , has led to the death of a pedestrian .

State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps , Andrew Kumapayi , confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Awka.

Kumapayi said the accident , which occurred at 03 : 20 p . m ., was attributed to the violation of speed limit and loss of control.

He said, “ The fatal crash involving a Mack Truck with registration number DGE352 XA was caused by speed limit violation and loss of control.

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“ According to an eyewitness , the truck lost control after the MCC pedestrian bridge and fell into the adjoining gutter , killing a pedestrian .”

Kumapayi , who said that the scene had been cleared , advised motorists to drive within stipulated speed limits and shun all forms of reckless driving that could only lead to avoidable road mishaps .

Credit: NAN

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