From a new report reaching us, 7 people were confirmed dead while many sustained different degrees of injuries last Thursday when a truck crashed into a bus stop and several tricycles stationed at Bell Junction in Ogun State.
A truck rammed into stationed tricycles, killing 7 commuters in Ogun State
The unfortunate incident took place around 10 am when the driver lost control of the truck and rammed into people waiting at the bus-stops and the stationary tricycles around. From what we gathered, the truck was heading towards Idiroko Road when the tragedy struck. After realizing he had lost control of the truck, the driver tried to avoid ramming into other vehicles. Instead, he ended up killing 7 people and injuring many in the process.
According to one Gbenga Osinake, who was an eyewitness to the event, revealed that an elderly man, whose identify is yet to be revealed, died instantly from the crash while others followed him shortly after. By the time the driver was able to put the truck to a halt, several other people had been inflicted with serious injuries. This eye witness’s report was also confirmed by one community leader identified as Alhaji Yusuf.
In retaliation to the calamity caused by this truck, the driver was beaten to a pulp by the angry mob. Fortunately for him, he was rescued in time by a good Samaritan, but the truck was razed. In other news, five people were feared dead in multiple accidents along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Those who were injured were attended to by the Bells University’s officials before they were taken to the nearby hospitals for proper treatment.
Ahmed Umar, who happens to be the sector commander of FRSC in Ogun State, revealed that the agency received a distress call but couldn’t offer much help due to the violent activities of people in the area. He also claimed that they have only confirmed the death of just 2 people.