Truck crushes 8-year-old boy in Ondo

Truck crushes 8-year-old boy in Ondo
Tragedy has struck at Owena in Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State following the death of an 8-year-old boy caused by a truck which lost control while transiting through

The boy identified as Kalid was hawking pap along the road when the truck allegedly suffered brake failure.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle which developed a brake failure hit a towing vehicle; which in turn lost control before hitting Kalid.

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It took the intervention of the men of the Nigeria Police and Army; who had mobilized to the scene to save the truck driver from being lynched by irate youths.

Meanwhile, men of the Nigeria Police from Idanre Division have taken the body of the late Kalid to the morgue after sympathizers assisted in removing his corpse from under the truck.

Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has expressed worry over the spate of accidents in the country. Consequently, Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi has urged states yet to establish traffic management agencies. He noted that this will enhance national safety and security.

“The federal roads are where most of the traffic crashes occur. We will continue to encourage the states. It is in the policy document of the Nigerian Road Safety Strategy.

“We will make sure before the end of next year, almost all the states must have complied,” he said.

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