A lady yet to be identified was reportedly killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing expressway at Okpoko junction in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state.
Daily Sun gathered that the vehicle was on top speed and fled after knocking the woman down.
The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Public Education Officer Mr. Pascal Anigbo who confirmed the incident said that victim was rushed to Toronto Hospital Onitsha by her parents, before the arrival of the FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Unit Command.
He said that one reaching to the hospital doctors on duty confirmed her dead while her corpse was deposited at the morgue in the same hospital.
Meanwhile, ten persons have been injured in an accident along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway.
According to the Anigbo, “road crash involving a Toyota Hiace with enlistment number CAL15XJ and an Actros Tanker with registration number FGG176YU occurred near KM Filling Station, along Ihiala-Onitsha expressway.
“A total of Fifteen people (6 male adults and 9 female adults ) were involved. Ten victims (4 males and 6 females) sustained various degrees of injuries. No death recorded.
“The injured victims were rushed to our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala, by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command. Obstructions have been cleared and normal traffic flow ensured.
He said that FRSC Sector Commander Anambra State Mr. Andrew Kumapayi warned road users against crossing the expressways.
“Pedestrians must endeavour to always use pedestrian bridges, to avoid being knocked down by vehicles plying the expressway”.
He further warned drivers against speeding. “Drivers should always drive with common sense speed limits so that they can easily control their vehicles, in the event of any emergency. A maximum speed limit of 50km/hr is recommended for cars, within built-up areas”.