Sunday 17 March 2024

Lagos Run-away Driver Knockdowns Man protesting damage on his car

The Police in Lagos State have confirmed the death of a motorist, Seun Sahola, 33 while protesting damage to his car by another motorist, who allegedly hit his car on the Jakande-Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.

Hundeyin said that the Ilasan Police Division got information on Monday at about 2.30 p.m. of a hit-and-run fatal motor accident along the Jakande-Lekki-Epe Expressway, involving a Lexus car.

He said the information revealed that the late motorist drove the car, while a Honda Accord car with the registration number (withheld), driven by a yet-to-be-known person damaged his car.

The image maker said that the report further revealed that the Honda Accord car driver allegedly hit the Lexus car, where it was parked along the expressway.

Hundeyin said the owner of the Lexus car, now late, came out from his car and demanded that the Honda Accord car driver come down and see the damage his car had done to his.

“The report says instead of the Honda Accord car driver coming down to check, he refused, rather, he allegedly used his Honda Accord car to knock down the Lexus car motorist and drove off.

“The driver of the Honda Accord car, in an attempt to flee the scene of the accident, lost control of his car and ran into an electric pole at Igbo Efon and abandoned his accident car in the middle of the road and ran away.

“The traffic personnel of the police division immediately went to the scene. One Seun Sahola was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, ” he said.

Hundeyin further said that the corpse was deposited at the mortuary for autopsy, while the abandoned accident car was taken to the police station for custody.

He said that an investigation was in progress, as the police were on the trail of the fleeing driver.

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