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Learner crushes 3 to death in Ogun




An amateur driver allegedly ran over three passengers on a tricycle in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

According to our source, the incident occurred on Tuesday near the Maranatha axis of the Oru-Ijebu Igbo route.

It was gathered that, the collision occurred about 11 a.m. and involved a Toyota Camry sedan with registration number SGM 88 AE, which collided with a commercial tricycle marked TTN 117 VV, which was transporting refugees from the previous refugees camp in Oru-Ijebu Igbo of the state’s Ijebu North Local Government Area.

It was 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, leading to the death of three out of the six occupants of the tricycle.

The spokesman of the state’s Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said the incident infuriated a mob, which visited the scene and set the 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 the corpses of the victims were evacuated to a private hospital in Ago-Iwoye, where the injured victims were also rescued to for medical treatment.

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