Girl Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Under Pedestrian Bridge At Palmgrove

6 years ago by: bukkie down
-- (m) at 14-10-2013 09:17AM

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 Tragedy struck on Saturday night at Palmgrove Bus-stop, Somolu after a young lady simply identified as Oluchi was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Ironically, the deceased died while trying to cross the ever-busy Ikorodu road, just a few inches away from a pedestrian bridge. The incident was said to have occurred around 8pm. An eyewitness, who declined to identify himself, said that Oluchi was hit by a Toyota Camry and the driver of the car had tried to avoid the accident, which almost compounded the situation. Read the rest of the story after the break ...

The driver, in an attempt to avoid hitting Oluchi, almost caused multiple accidents as other drivers around him, were forced to suddenly apply brakes. The source said, “Oluchi had crossed the service lane and was about to cross the expressway when the accident occurred. “As she ran, the driver was on full speed, but seeing what was about to happen, he tried to apply his brakes but it was too late.” The impact of the accident was said to have lifted Oluchi from the middle of the road to the BRT lane where she was said to have hit her head against the road demarcation block.
The deceased who was thought to be in her early twenties, was surrounded by passers-by and a crowd of sympathisers, who tried to identify her after carrying her corpse to a side of the road. A team of policemen from the Somolu Police Station were observed coordinating traffic, while waiting for  an ambulance. However, when Oluchi’s relatives who had been alerted to the incident, sighted the Lagos State emergency services ,vehicle, they quickly took the corpse away from the scene. The unidentified relatives, who attempted to transport the corpse on a motorbike, eventually changed their minds and hired a commercial vehicle. 
The decision was taken, by the family,  to avoid government bottlenecks which could arise before the corpse would be released to them. The Police Deputy Public Relations officer, Mr. Damasus Ozoani, confirmed the accident to our correspondent on the telephone. He said, “A woman was knocked down at Palmgrove. Police have been able to recover her corpse and it has been deposited at Gbagada General Hospital. We are trying to investigate and track the vehicle that hit her.”
So sad! If only she had used the pedestrian bridge that was a few meters away!
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-- firmlord2011 (m) at 14-10-2013 10:19AM
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Unforseen occurance, sad news
-- Archymath (f) at 14-10-2013 11:42AM
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This is very sad. People should realise that the rules they find difficult to obey are made to protect them.
-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 19-08-2015 02:41PM
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Hit and run
-- Novic (m) at 20-12-2015 11:40PM
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God have mercy, Rip
-- moralemike07 (m) at 5-01-2016 04:47PM
(3859 | Gistmaniac)

His sins will follow him to where ever he runs to. There is no peace for the wicked.
-- deboalabi262 (m) at 5-01-2016 05:29PM
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RIP. But pedestrians should always adhere to traffic rules and regulations by crossing the overhead bridge provided......