New year tragedy; Hit and run driver kills Okada rider, injures 1 in Ibadan
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Tragedy struck at Benjamin bus stop along the Sango-Eleyele area of Ibadan on Friday, January 1st night when an Okada rider met his untimely death and the passenger on the Okada sustained serious injury when the duo were knocked down by a commercial bus plying the area.
According to an eye witness, trouble started when the Okada rider was about overtaken the commercial bus during which he was suddenly knocked down.
The witness said the Okada rider died on the spot while the shouts of ‘help, help’ by the surviving passenger attracted symphatizers to the scene while the driver of the commercial bus escaped.
“We were at the other side of the road waiting for taxi cab when we suddenly heard the sound of a crash, and before we could get to the scene of the accident, we saw one of the two people on that Okada already gasping for air while the other person sustained serious head injury,” the eye witness said.
The witness stressed further that the survived passenger was busy shouting “please help me mi o fe ku (meaning I don’t want to die). I am from Owode Academy, help me”
The survived passenger was later rushed to a nearby hospital by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps that arrived the scene and the remains of the Okada rider was taken to Adeoyo mortuary by them.