A tragic incident unfolded on Friday night along the Awka-Onitsha Expressway in Anambra State, where a hit-and-run driver fatally struck a female pedestrian. The state Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the heartbreaking event.

Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, the FRSC Commander in Anambra, informed newsmen on Saturday in Awka that the driver involved fled the scene immediately after the collision. The incident is believed to have been caused by excessive speeding.

The crash involved a Toyota Hiace commercial bus, driven by an unidentified individual who was reportedly en route to Upper Iweke, Onitsha. The vehicle, lacking registration plates, struck the woman with devastating force before speeding away.

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“According to an eyewitness, the driver of the speeding vehicle rammed into a female adult pedestrian and zoomed off,” Irelewuyi recounted. “The FRSC rescue team arrived promptly at the scene and transported the victim to Toronto Mortuary, where she was sadly confirmed dead by a doctor.”

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In the wake of this tragic accident, Commander Irelewuyi issued a stern warning to motorists, emphasizing the dangers of speeding, particularly during the rainy season when road conditions can be hazardous.

He urged drivers to adhere strictly to specified speed limits to prevent such avoidable tragedies. “We implore all motorists to exercise caution and maintain safe driving practices to ensure the safety of all road users,” he added.

The FRSC continues its investigation to track down the driver responsible for this fatal hit-and-run, seeking justice for the deceased and her grieving family.

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