A commuter is crushed by the driver of a Toyota Highlander at the Arepo Bus-Stop, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of ​​Ogun State.

PUNCH Metro discovered that the unidentified woman was attempting to cross the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the driver, entering Ogun state, hit her at the bus stop.

After crushing the victim, the driver fled.

An eyewitness, Amos Fagbamigbe, who operates a commercial bus at the Arepo Bus-Stop, said the impact of the accident broke the woman’s neck and hand, adding that she died at the scene.

He said: “The vehicle was a black Toyota Highlander and the driver was from Lagos. The vehicle crushed the woman as she tried to cross the road. Maybe she wasn’t looking closely at the road; the driver knocked her down and didn’t wait.

“People used vehicles and motorcycles to chase the driver, but when they got to the Asese area, they stopped because the highway was clear. The accident broke the woman’s neck and hand. I was the one who informed the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps of the incident. Someone even stole the woman’s phone after she was knocked down.”

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A fuel attendant at the bus stop, speaking strictly on condition of anonymity, said as many as five people had died at the bus stop within a week.

He said: “The woman who was hit yesterday was just getting off a motorcycle and was about to cross the road when the accident happened. Last week, about five people were killed in accidents at this intersection. We need a zebra crossing at this intersection.”

The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident.

He said: “It was practically a hit-and-run case. Our people were not on the scene at the time of the incident to write down and mark the number of the vehicle. They (FRSC officials) were the ones who found the corpse. off the road.”

In a related development, an articulated truck crushed an yet-to-be-identified bystander to death in the Ajegunle area of ​​Lagos state.

The permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement on Sunday that investigations revealed the accident was caused by a faulty brake.

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He said: “An articulated truck loaded with a 40-foot container was involved in an accident. An investigation revealed that the direct cause of the incident was due to a mechanical defect (brake failure).

“The articulated truck plunged into the canal while the driver, who suffered minor injuries according to bystanders, was taken to an undisclosed hospital.

“Nigeria Police, Sango Ota and Alagbado Divisions have further confirmed that a bystander – an adult man – lost his life before the truck ran off the road and plunged into the canal.”

In a similar vein, a motorcyclist identified only as Ebuka lost his life Friday after a Ford Sterling Utility truck driven by one Alli Isa crushed him to death around Oba Sekumade/Ogolonto Road, in the Ebute-Ipakodo area of ​​Ikorodu, state of Lagos.

Ebuka was about to drive to a destination on his motorcycle when he suddenly hit the truck.

State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin said one of the vehicle’s tires climbed on Ebuka’s head, adding that he died on the spot.

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“His body was deposited in the mortuary of Ikorodu General Hospital. The suspect was arrested and the car and motorcycle were taken to the station. The investigation is ongoing,” Hundeyin said.

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