It was a tragic finish for a middle-aged destitute man alongside Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos, after a shuttle bus ran over him, Punch Metro reviews.
The person, whose identify and tackle had but to be recognized, was reportedly crushed when the motive force, one Rahmon, put the bus in reverse.
Metropolis Spherical gathered that the automobile climbed on the person who lay by the roadside and killed him on the spot.
Passersby had been mentioned to have held the motive force and alerted the police to the incident which occurred penultimate Tuesday.
A commuter, Babatunde Philips, who witnessed the incident, informed our correspondent that the sufferer’s physique was evacuated to a mortuary.
He mentioned, “I used to be returning residence from work round 6pm that day once I met the accident on the highway. I learnt the person was sleeping beside a LAWMA container. The bus driver put the automobile in reverse and unknowingly crushed him.
“The person had been round that spot for months. He appeared in poor health and was most likely resting when the incident occurred. Some policemen got here to the scene and arrested the motive force.”
In a associated growth, a passerby, Saheed Nurudeen, has been killed by a truck alongside Baiyeku Street, Igbogbo, Ikorodu.
Nurudeen was strolling by the roadside when the truck driver, one Nurudeen Lamidi, reportedly veered off the highway and knocked him down.
The sufferer was mentioned to have been rushed to the Ikorodu Basic Basic Hospital the place he was confirmed useless on arrival.
“The accident occurred final Friday. The suspect was arrested and his automobile was impounded. It appeared the automobile had a brake failure and it misplaced management. The sufferer died on the hospital,” a business driver within the space, Oladele Akeem, defined.
The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the 2 accidents, mentioned policemen from Motor Site visitors Division responded to misery calls from the areas.
He mentioned, “The primary accident concerned a bus driver who climbed on a destitute man alongside Lagos-Badagry Expressway whereas the automobile was in reverse. The person died on the spot and his corpse was evacuated to the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Yaba for preservation and post-mortem.
“Within the second incident, the motive force of a tipper knocked down a passerby who sustained severe accidents and later died on the hospital. His corpse was deposited on the hospital morgue. The suspects have been arrested and investigations are ongoing.”