Hit-And-Run Driver Kills 400 Level Taraba University Student

Date: 02-10-2023 7:29 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 2-10-2023 07:29 AM (1 month ago)

A tragic incident occurred on Sunday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, where a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 400-level student from Taraba State University, TSU.

The incident, which occurred on the day Nigeria marked its 63rd independence anniversary, was described as tragic by eyewitnesses.

The student, whose name was given as Joseph Afara, was said to have been on his way to withdraw money in one of the new generation banks located in the Roadblock area of Jalingo metropolis when the vehicle knocked him down.

An eyewitness, who spoke with Daily POST, alleged that the incident was caused by recklessness on the part of the driver.

“The driver in his attempt to gain entrance into the Jalingo Motor Park, made a reckless manoeuvre into the wrong lane, resulting in the head on collision,” he said.

Another eyewitness, who sells goods close to the motor park, also blamed the driver for the untimely death of the student.

The trader, who also craved anonymity, said if the driver had not attempted to manoeuvre his vehicle into a different lane, the accident would not have occurred.

The driver was also reported to have abandoned his vehicle and the student in a pool of blood and took to his heels in order to avoid being lynched by angry youths around the park.

The student, who did not die on the spot, was said to have given up the ghost shortly after he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Jalingo metropolis.

Some members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, who also spoke with our reporter, regretted the driver’s action, stating that the leadership of the union will work round the clock to bring him to book.

Confirming the incident, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, who said he was not in the position to speak with journalists, said, “We are actually aware of the accident.”

He added that the driver will definitely be brought to book.

Posted: at 2-10-2023 07:29 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 2-10-2023 07:51 AM (1 month ago)
So sad. RIP
Posted: at 2-10-2023 07:51 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Baye77 at 2-10-2023 08:09 AM (1 month ago)
The police should invite the leadership of those drivers union...they definitely know him, since he left his car behind...make sure that idiot spend a long, long time in prison.
Posted: at 2-10-2023 08:09 AM (1 month ago) | Hero