Double tragedy has occurred in Cross River State as a female police traffic warden was crushed to death by a truck in Calabar, and her colleague falls off a van conveying her body to the hospital and dies instantly too.
The accident occured at the very busy WAPI Junction, by Mobil filling Station along Muritala Mohammed Highway aboout 5:pm on Wednesday, December 22.
In the first accident, the traffic warden, who was a mother of triplets identified simply as Obasse, was crushed to death at her duty post when a haulage truck, loaded with scrapped metals, lost control at the Wapi junction by Mutala Muhammed Highway.
According to The Nation, the second accident occurred when the remains of the woman was being conveyed to a hospital.
One of the police officers, who was in the back of a van conveying the victim to the hospital, fell off and hit his head on the road and died instantly.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Irene Ugbe, described the incident as unfortunate and a huge loss to the Command.
She said the driver of the haulage truck was at large but the truck has been impounded and the company contacted.
An eyewitness said the truck with registration number NEPZA CR 576 FTZ is owned by a company inside the Calabar Free Trade Zone
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