A 6-year-old boy has lost his life after he was allegedly hit by a Lagos-bound commercial vehicle, a property of a transport company known as Ever Ready, in Ondo State, Akoko Northwest local government precisely.
The bus was badly damaged from frontal collision
According to an eye witness, the deceased, Sunday Promise, was a primary school pupil. After hitting the boy, the driver attempted to escape from the scene, but was caught by members of the community. This was around Agbaluku-Arigidi Akoko – a location about 15km away from the accident scene.
Residents who captured the fleeing driver proceeded to hand him over to the police. He was arrested, and his vehicle numbered Edo 835 BEN was seized.
Confirming the fatal incident, Johnson Akintola, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Okeagbe-Akoko, stated that the bus driver was in their custody. Akintola said that investigations were ongoing to ascertain what actually happened.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) commander in charge of Ikare unit, Yinka Akande, the accident was due to over speeding on the part of the driver. He advised drivers to desist from driving on high speeds around the town.
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A leader in the community, Alhaji Basiru, said that, but for the driver’s recklessness, the accident could have been avoided. He further condemned the driver’s attempt to escape when the accident occurred.