A water tanker crushed a commercial tricycle in Nkpor along Onitsha-Awka Old road, Anambra State, on Monday night, September 14, killing the rider and inflicting injury upon four others.
It was gathered that the accident, which occurred opposite a Shopping Mall, involved a yellow 911 M/Benz water tanker and a yellow TVS tricycle.
According to eyewitnesses, the crash was caused by excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking.
While confirming the accident, the Acting Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kamal Musa, said the body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital morgue.
He said, “A fatal Road Traffic Crash (RTC) involving a yellow 911 M/Benz water tanker with registration number XB 698 GDD and a yellow TVS tricycle without a registration number was recorded opposite Jodon Shopping Mall Nkpor, along Onitsha- Awka Old road. The crash involved a total of five (5) people; 4 male adults, 1 female adult. 3 male adults and 1 female adult who sustained varying degrees of injury were taken to Boromi hospital Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command.”