Hit-and-run driver kills woman in Onitsha

A hit-and-run driver killed a woman near Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, on Tuesday while she was trying to cross the Onitsha-Awka road.

The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident in Awka, said that the incident occurred “around 9.20 a.m.”

“According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 9:20 a.m. They said the vehicle was speeding and fled after knocking the woman down.

“The vehicle zoomed off, leaving the victim who was rushed to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha by the FRSC rescue team where doctors confirmed her dead,” he said.

The FRSC commander warned motorists against speed limit violation, urging them to drive safely and stay safe during the ‘ember’ months.

Pedestrians are also advised to be safety conscious when using the road.

“The best advice we give them is to always use the pedestrian bridges where available, to avoid accidents,” he said.

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