Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Truck driver abscond after running over a woman

Photo from the accident scene
A young woman about middle aged, was On March 29 knocked down by a truck in the housing area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital.

Leadership reported the incident on March 30 after having a chat with an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). 

Witnesses at the scene disclosed that the yet to be identified woman was on a commercial motorcycle when the tragedy happened. 

It was gathered that the truck with registration number ADK 13 XA had a break failure and rammed into the woman at about in the morning. 

The FRSC official, who gave his name as Mohammed in a chat with journalists said: “The accident occurred as a result of brake failure. The truck hit a woman who had climbed an Okada which stopped to take her to her destination. 

“The woman died instantly, while the Okada rider was badly wounded. We don’t know the whereabouts of the driver now but the association of tipper drivers in the state have come in. The truck would be impounded at the police station.  

“We have also rushed the Okada rider to the hospital because he was seriously wounded. We are appealing to members of the public who know the dead woman to come to the state mortuary for her body.” 

Another witness at the scene said the truck driver eluded before onlookers could rush to the scene to rescue the victims. As at the time of filling this report, FRSC officials, police and some personnel of the Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen controlling the gridlock traffic at the scene of the accident.

The Nation reports that an unidentified mother of two was also crushed to death by a hit-and-run driver in Cele bus stop, along Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos. 

The yet to be identified woman was said to be waiting to board a bus to the office when the commercial bus had a brake failure and rammed into her at the spot she stood with other potential passengers.

Source- Leadership, The Nation

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