Truck Crushes Corps Member To Death In Edo

A serving female corps member, Miss Oluwale Abidemi was crushed to death yesterday, September 22 by a tipper along the busy Airport Road Benin by suburban Ogba River bridge.

The latest accident comes on the heels of Tuesday's ghastly auto rash on Sakponba Road, Benin which involved a tipper and a commercial minibus resulting in the untimely death of seven commuters.

Going by eyewitness report, the tipper which was said to be conveying sand had a brake failure and ran into a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) before hitting a motorbike popularly called Okada, conveying a woman and the serving corps member.

It was gathered that while the woman, sustained life-threatening injuries, the deceased whose remains have since been deposited at an unknown mortuary died right on the spot.

The Edo State Police spokesman, Mr Kotongs Bello said the accident happened at about 12:30 pm.

Kontongs, a deputy superintendent of police said: “Today, about 12:30 pm, a tipper carrying sand failed brake at Ogba bridge and ran into a Lexus SUV and a motorbike.

“The motorbike was conveying one Mrs. Maria who was badly injured and now receiving treatment at the Central Hospital, Benin and a youth corps member who was billed to be the sister of Maria, died on the spot.”

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