Truck crushes mother, children to death in Anambra


Truck crushes mother, children to death in Anambra

A woman and her two children were on Friday crushed to death by an articulated truck along Otolo/Okigwe road in Nnewi, Anambra State.

The deceased was said to be on a motorcycle with her four kids when they were knocked down by driver of the vehicle, with REG number AWK- 575- ZW.

A witness, who identified himself as Theo, said the truck driver was on top speed when he suddenly lost control and rammed into the motorcycle.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the woman and two of her kids lost their lives in the accident.

He said the other two children were rescued and were responding to treatment, while the driver was still at large.

He said, “There was a fatal Motor vehicle and motorcycle accident along Otolo/Okigwe road in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State.

“Accident involved a Mercedes 911 Tipper with REG number AWK- 575- ZW while on speed lost control and knocked down motorcycle rider one Blessing Iteshi ‘f’ of Ikwo in Ebonyi State alongside her four children.

“Motor traffic personnel attached to Otolo division visited the scene and rushed the victim to Akwudo hospital for medical attention.”

Mohammed hinted that the corpses were deposited at the hospital’s mortuary for postmortem examination, adding that the case was being investigated.

“Effort is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing truck driver in order to bring him to Justice.

Similarly, four persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in multiple accidents involving one trailer truck, one bus, two cars and four tricycles.

Eyewitnesses said the accident which happened around 9pm, involved a trailer, 4 tricycles, a Lexus 300 jeep, a Peugeot Boxer bus with and a Toyota Avalon car.

He said the driver suddenly lost control and crushed 4 tricycles before ramming into the other vehicles.

Also confirming the report, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the casualties who sustained serious injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

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