Truck crushes female police traffic officer to death in Calabar
The death of a female officer who was crushed to death by a truck carrying scrap metal at WAPI Junction in Calabar has been confirmed by the Cross River State Police Command .
The tragic Incident was said to have occurred at about 5 pm while she was on duty at the Popular WAPI Junction by Mobil filling Station, along Muritala Mohammed Highway.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo , who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, described the incident as unfortunate and a huge loss to the Command
According to Vanguard, an eyewitness said the tragedy which occured at the very busy WAPI junction happened after the driver of the truck lost control and knocked down the warden, conducting traffic at the junction. A vehicle was also hit before the loaded truck stopped.
“The China National Heavy Duty Truck Group (CNHTC) with registration number NEPZA CR 576 FTZ crushed the Woman sergeant to death on the spot while trying to dodge a Nissan Primera Saloon with registration number EDO ABD 721 HZ before it lost control,” the eyewitness said .
The remains of the female police officer was said to have been deposited in the morgue as she was crushed badly by the truck .
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