Trailer kills motorcyclist in Anambra


A truck on Wednesday killed a commercial motorcyclist at Amaokpala Village along the Umunze-Ekwulobia Road in Anambra State.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the incident to journalists in Awka.

He said the accident was caused by a brake failure.

The commander said: “The accident involved a commercial Mercedes Benz tipper with Reg. No. XA554AGU, a commercial Mack Trailer with Reg. No. AKL876XP and the motorcycle.

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“According to eyewitness reports, the brake of the trailer failed and rammed into the tipper and motorcycle.

“Four male adults were involved in the crash while one of them, the motorcyclist was killed.

“His body was taken to the morgue at Ajalli General Hospital in Ajalli by FRSC rescue team.”

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