Adebayo Adenrele

No fewer than six persons have died on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway within a week at Arepo Bus-Stop, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

A day ago, a driver of a Toyota Highlander crunched a commuter to death at the Bus-Stop, hiking the toll of death from five to six.

NEWSTODAYNG garnered that the yet-to-be-identified woman attempted to cross the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the driver, who was driving inward Ogun State, crunched her at the bus stop, then sped off.

An eyewitness, Amos Fagbamigbe, who operates a Commercial Bus at Arepo Bus-Stop, stated that the impact of the accident broke the woman’s neck and hand, adding that she died on the spot.

In his words, “The vehicle was a black Toyota Highlander and the driver was coming from Lagos. The vehicle crushed the woman as she wanted to cross the road. Maybe she didn’t look at the road well; the driver knocked her down and did not wait.”

“People used vehicles and motorcycles to chase the driver, but when they got to the Asese area, they stopped as the expressway was free. The accident broke the woman’s neck and hand. I was the one that alerted officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps to the incident…”

An anonymous fuel attendant at the bus stop, stated that no fewer than five people had died within the space of one week at the bus stop.

He said, “The woman that got knocked down yesterday just got down from a motorcycle and wanted to cross the road when the accident happened. Last week, about five persons lost their lives because of accidents at this junction. We need a pedestrian crossing at this junction.”

The Ogun State Sector Commander, FRSC, Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident, saying “It was practically a hit-and-run case. Our people were not at the spot at the time of the incident for them to note the number of the vehicle and flag it. They (FRSC officials) were the ones who removed the corpse from the road.”