Bus driver fleeing arrest cripples woman in Edo

A hit-and-run commercial bus driver fleeing arrest by security agents has reportedly crippled a woman in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, leaving the victim in a critical condition.

The 4p.m jaw-dropping moment which occurred on Thursday at the King square by Lagos Street junction, caused confusion and traffic gridlock among street traders and commuters in the area.

TheNewspad investigation revealed that the vehicle whose registration number could not be immediately verified aat the time of incident, ploughed through
the crowded area and destroyed goods.

It was also learnt that officials of Public Works Volunteer (PUWOV) racing without caution behind a driver in their operational vehicle, quickly beat retreat after the driver made a U-turn and crushed the woman.

Witnesses said the fleeing driver was previously booked for committing a traffic offence at the King square by PUWOV which declined comments on the incident.

It was learnt that the dark in complexion accident victim whose blood along with her body parts littered the tarred road, was said to be in late 30’s.

Pathetic Nigerians thereafter evacuated the accident victim in a ash colour Toyota Yaris car to Edo Specialist hospital in Benin City for urgent Medical attention, while manhunt for the fleeing driver continues.


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