Female learner escapes being lynched by whiskers after running over tricycle in Ogun

Three persons are reportedly dead, while four others sustained varying degrees of life-threatening injuries in an accident, which occurred at the Maranatha axis of the Oru-Ijebu Igbo highway, in Ogun State on Tuesday.

According to the report, the accident, which happened around 11am, involved a Toyota Camry “Muscle” car with registration number SGM 88 AE, which ran over a commercial tricycle marked TTN 117 VV shuttling between the former refugees camp in Oru-Ijebu Igbo of Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the car, driven by a female learner was on top speed inbound Ijebu Igbo when it lost control and collided with the tricycle, which resulted in the death of three of its passengers, while four others, who sustained life-threatening injuries were passers-by and others waiting to board vehicles to their various destinations at a bus stop in the area.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the State’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who was said to have confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said the incident infuriated an angry mob, which visited the scene and set the Toyota Camry car ablaze.

Akinbiyi further revealed that attempts by the uniform personnel carrying out rescue operations to take photographs at the scene were resisted by the angry mob, who also attacked the security operatives, while the TRACE personnel were able to carry out strategic traffic control few metres away from the point of the crash to avoid traffic gridlock on the road.

The TRACE spokesman, however, stated that corpses of those who lost their lives were evacuated to a private hospital in Ago-Iwoye, where the injured victims were also rescued to for medical treatment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *