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Over-speeding driver kills siblings in Ogun



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Tragedy as an over-speeding driver takes the lives of two siblings on Monday by a speeding driver at Irewon junction, along Imowo-Ibadan Garage, Ijebu-Ode.

According to a report, the male and female siblings were knocked down from behind by the driver of a Honda Accord car with registration number KJA 394 EE.

The careless driver was reportedly at high speed and could not control the vehicle while trying to negotiate a bend on the axis.

The remains of the siblings have been taken to a morgue in Ijebu-Ode while angry citizens barricade the Imowo -Ibadan road before security operatives disperse them.

Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), said the driver would have been killed by the angry mob if not for the intervention of security agents.

He said, “According to an eyewitness account, the driver of the Honda Car was driving excessively (excessive speed) before the vehicle lost control and rammed into the children who were walking by the roadside, backing traffic, killing them on the spot.

“But for the intervention of TRACE, the Army, and Police, the driver would have been lynched, the vehicle burnt with the likelihood of mayhem following.

“The accident vehicle has been towed to Obalende Police Station, Ijebu-Ide, for further investigation, while the bodies of the two siblings(Male and Female) have been deposited at Ijebu-Ode General Hospital mortuary.

“While TRACE, the Nigeria Army and the Police commiserate with the family of the deceased, drivers are again charged to avoid excessive speed while driving in view of its attendant consequences. Pedestrians are also urged to avoid backing traffic while walking by the roadside. Rather, they should face oncoming traffic to avert danger.”


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