June 24, 2024

Ogun Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver After Fatal Accident





The Ogun State Police Command has initiated a manhunt for a hit-and-run driver who struck two pedestrians on the Benin-Sagamu Expressway, resulting in the death of 22-year-old Elizabeth James and serious injury to an unidentified male victim. The tragic incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 9:40 a.m. near a filling station in Sagamu.


According to eyewitness reports, the vehicle, which was traveling at high speed from the Ijebu-Ode area towards the interchange, hit the pedestrians as they waited for a commercial bus on the sidewalk. The driver fled the scene immediately after the accident.


A police document obtained on Monday detailed the accident: “There occurred a hit-and-run fatal pedestrian accident involving male and female victims. An unidentified vehicle rammed into the pedestrians, leaving them with varying degrees of injuries. Having realized what had happened, the suspected driver was said to have sped off.”


The victims were rushed to the hospital, but despite efforts to save her, Elizabeth James was pronounced dead upon arrival. Her body has been taken to the Fakoya Mortuary in Sagamu.


State Police Command spokesperson Omolola Odutola confirmed the incident and announced that an investigation is underway. “James was confirmed dead when they got to the hospital. Her corpse had been removed and deposited at the Fakoya Mortuary in Sagamu. Our men at the division have visited the scene of the accident. An investigation is underway,” she stated.

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