Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian in Anambra



 A hit-and-run driver, on Wednesday killed a male adult who was crossing road along Ihiala-Owerri Road in Anambra.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Commander of Federal Road Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, confirmed incident to News Agency of (NAN) in Awka.

Kumapayi said the accident occurred at about 6.p.m.

“Eyewitness reaching us indicates yet to be identified man was found lying in the pool of his blood by the road after he was knocked down by an unidentified driver.

“Rescue team FRSC Ihiala Command was alerted, on getting to the scene, they found the man and there was nothing to identify him.

“He was taken to ArchAngel hospital, Ihiala where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and his body deposited at the mortuary,” he said.

Sector Commander warned motorists against speed limit violation.

He also advised pedestrians to be watchful when walking along the road and not be distracted, saying they use the safest means of crossing the road if be to avoid accidents. (NAN)