In Benin City, Edo State, a tipper crushed to death Oluwale Abidemi, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
There was a fatal road accident on Wednesday, September 22 in the suburbs of Ogba River bridge along busy Airport Road.
An investigation determined that the tipper that was conveying sand failed to brake and smacked into a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) before hitting a commercial motorcycle carrying a woman and a serving member of the military.
The deceased Corps member, whose remains have since been deposited at an unknown mortuary, died instantly while the woman sustained life-threatening injuries.
According to DSP Kotongs Bello of the Edo State Police Command, the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m.
Earlier today, about 12:30 pm, a tipper carrying sand failed to brake at Ogba bridge and collided with a Lexus SUV and a motorbike,” he said.
“The motorbike was carrying one Mrs Maria who is receiving treatment at the Central Hospital, Benin, and a youth corps member who is believed to be Maria’s sister died on the spot.” the statement continued.