Friday, August 17, 2012

Car rams into pedestrians, kills three

Scene of the Accident

What a tragedy! In Nigeria, you don't have to be in a car to get killed by car accident neither do you have to be in a plane to get killed by air accident. Even our homes are no longer immune to transport accidents how much more our roads. 
According to PUNCH, Three people lost their lives while two others were injured on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in Lagos on Thursday after a driver,  Oladimeji Olaniyi, lost control of his car, which rammed into the victims.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident occurred around Aluminium Village, inward Iyana-Ipaja, along the expressway.
An eyewitness alleged the driver of the vehicle, a red Peugeot 406 car with registration number, BM214EKY, was drunk and was on high speed when the accident occurred.
The driver reportedly hit and killed three people on the spot while two bystanders at a bus stop sustained injuries.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver suddenly lost control of the wheels and the car rammed into the victims who were on their way from the nearby timber market where they had gone to buy plywood.
Our correspondent also learnt that the vehicle plunged into a gutter after it had crushed the victims.
It was gathered that the driver of the vehicle was almost lynched by a mob but for the timely intervention of policemen attached to the Dopemu division.
He was   immediately  arrested and detained at the station. 

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