Woman falls from moving truck, crushed in Anambra


A woman was crushed by a tipper on the Nteje-Onitsha Expressway in Anambra on Wednesday as she fell off the bus in which she was travelling.

FRSC Commander in Anambra Adeoye Irelewuyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking and loss of control by the bus driver.

“The crash involved a commercial shuttle bus and a Mercedes tipper without registration number.

“According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the shuttle bus lost control of the vehicle while trying to overtake the tipper.

“One of the female passengers fell off from the bus, and was hit by the tipper truck.

“Ten persons were involved in the crash comprising six male adults and four female adults. Nine of them were rescued unhurt while a female adult died.

“FRSC personnel took the victims to a hospital at Awkuzu, also in Anambra where the woman was confirmed dead on arrival and her corpse deposited at New World Mortuary, Nteje,’’ he said.

While condoling with the family of the deceased, Irelewuyi urged motorists to exercise caution while driving and overtake other vehicles only when it is safe to do so. (NAN)

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