By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu
Awka – A female motorcycle passenger has been confirmed dead in an accident involving a bus and a motorcycle at Ichida in Igboukwu, along Igboukwu-Nnewi road in Auguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Wednesday, said the accident occurred at about 3 p.m.
Kumapayi noted that the accident was caused by overspeeding and loss of control.
The FRSC boss noted that a total of four persons – three male adults and a female, were involved in the accident while one of them died in the crash.
“The crash involved a white Toyota bus with registration number AHH 605 RM and a Sanya Motorcycle without a registration number.
“According to eyewitnesses, the bus driver, speeding excessively, lost control of his vehicle and rammed into the motorcycle.
“The female passenger of the motorcycle died on the spot while the motorcyclist and two others in the bus were injured.
“The victims were rushed to the Apex Hospital, Igboukwu, by FRSC rescue team from Igboukwu Unit Command while the body of the dead was deposited at the mogue, “he said.
While condoling with the family of the dead, Kumapayi urged motorists to desist from overspeeding and drive in line with the speed limits stipulated by law.