FIRST INFORMATION REPORT (FIR) ON A FATAL ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH IN FRONT OF COCA-COLA ONITSHA, ALONG ONITSHA-AWKA EXPRESSWAY TODAY 25/06/2020
At about 9.05am today Thursday 25 June, 2020 a middle aged woman lost her life while crossing the expressway in front of Coca-Cola, along Onitsha-Awka expressway, Onitsha. She was knocked down by a green coloured DAF truck with registration number USL860ZC.
2. The crash was reportedly caused by, “Loss of Control”. The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid pedestrians crossing the expressway, but unfortunately ran over the victim.
3. A combined FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command and Upper-Iweka Outpost arrived the scene within Five minutes of receiving a distress call on the incident. The corpse was deposited at Toronto Hospital, while the vehicle was handed over to the NPF at Okpoko Police Station, for further investigation.
4. The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, *CC Andrew A. Kumapayi* condole with the family of the deceased. He equally warns drivers to shun every form of dangerous driving, they should always drive defensively while tolerating other road users. Pedestrians are also advised to always make use of the pedestrians bridge were available.
RC Pascal A. Anigbo
Sector Public Education Officer
For: Sector Commander
Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State.