A fatal traffic crash has claimed the life of a motorcycle rider at Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday.
The crash was between an unidentified driver of a Nissan Caravan with registration number GDD 623 XA and an unidentified rider of a Kasea motorcycle without a registration number.
It was reported by an eyewitness that the crash was caused by speeding and driving against traffic.
SRC Florence Edor, Sector Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC who confirmed the accident in a statement, said that the motorcycle rider with his passenger was riding against traffic when they were knocked down by the speeding Nissan driver.
She also said that twelve persons were involved in the crash comprising nine male adults and thee female adults.
The occupants of the motorcycle were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital by the FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Command where the rider was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at Angles Mortuary, while the passenger who sustained serious injury is receiving treatment at the hospital.
The bus and the motorcycle were taken to Uli Police station by men of the Nigerian Police and obstruction caused by the crash has been cleared.
The State sector commander CC Andrew Kumapayi who sent his condolences to the deceased family, wished the injured victim quick recovery while warning motorists to avoid speeding which usually leads to a traffic collision.
He also warned motorcycle riders to desist from riding against traffic, and should always wear their safety helmets while riding their motorcycle to avoid head injury in the case of an accident.