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  • News - South West - Ogun
  • Updated: May 28, 2024

Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash kills pedestrian

Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash kills pedestrian

A pedestrian was crushed to death at the Lotto bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by a speeding driver on Monday.

It was gathered that the pedestrian was walking by the roadside before the vehicle which was speeding, lost control and rammed into the yet-to-be-identified female.

An eyewitness whomodentifed as Chanka according to a report by The Punch said that the woman a regular beggar in the area, died from the impact of the collision.

He said, “We were seated here when we had the sound of a brake screech which we thought was a brake failure from a vehicle. The loud sound threw people into a panic mood as people were scampering for safety.

“It was after some moment that we realised that the vehicle had collided with a woman and her children, killing the woman on the spot and injuring the children.

“The woman is a regular beggar in this area. Her children have been taken to hospital.”

Another eye witness, Sandra Udoisang, noted that the scene of the crash and the impact of the crash were gory people were scared to move to the scene.

She, however, stressed that she could not describe the real cause of the accident.

Udoisang added, “The vehicle ran over the woman but the sight is too gory to watch. Eyewitnesses blamed the accident on brake failure. But I know nothing about vehicles, so I don’t know if it’s as a result of brake failure or speeding.”

Confirming the accident on Monday, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, blamed the crash on speeding.

She stated that further investigation is ongoing.

“The incident happened due to speeding because if it wasn’t speeding, there is no way he wouldn’t be able to control the vehicle.

“The officers conducted a rescue mission and further investigation will be conducted,” Okpe explained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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