8th October, 2013
A man has been crushed to death by a hit and run driver on the Oshodi-Gbagada Expressway, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
He was crossing the road Tuesday when the fast moving car ran into him and did not wait.
The man, identified as Oguntimehin Oluwayemi B, through his ATM card was killed around 7:00am when he wanted to cross the road around Mafowoku/Gbagada bus stop.
An eye witness, Mr. Kabiawu Babajide, the General Secretary of Council of Oworonsoki Youth Forum COYF told P.M. NEWS that Oguntimehin was still breathing when he was hit by the vehicle.
“People came to rescue him off the express way but there was no vehicle that can help to carry him to the General Hospital at Gbagada. Oguntimehin died after 20 minutes of the incident. He sustains head injury, broken leg and broken hand.
“The ATM card in his pocket indicated his identity but we do not know where he resides. We called the emergency number 112 and 767, they promised that the emergency team will come to the scene but they did not arrive after six hours before we left the scene,” he said.
He said for a very long time, the Gbagada expressway had claimed many lives of citizens trying to cross the road.
“It is unfortunate that since 1979, the Federal government does not have any contingency plan to save the populace from this frequent tragedy that normally occurs at Mafowoku and Gbagada bus stop.”
Babajide said the youths in the area had written several letters to the Federal and State Governments to help in constructing a pedestrian bridge at Mafowoku and Gbagada bus stop to put an end to the killing of innocent people by speeding vehicles.