Saturday, April 13, 2019

Truck Kills U.I Student, Wounds Two Others

A young female student said to be an undergraduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) and identified as Baliqs Olajumoke Adeniyi, yesterday morning died in an auto crash involving a tricycle, popularly called Keke Marwa, and a waste disposal truck in Ibadan.

The incident, it was gathered occurred around 9.20 am at Leventis bus stop, along Sango-UI road, Ibadan.

An eyewitness informed that Miss Adeniyi, who was said to be returning from a bank was discovered to be a student of the University of Ibadan when an identity card of the institution was found on her.

Two other victims who had fractures in their heads and legs were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The sources informed that the accident was caused by a bin disposal truck parked on the road.

According to the eyewitness account, a tricycle with number plate RU 152 UP ran into the waste disposal truck with the an inscription on it which reads “MARC LAMMERTYN.”

Also according to sources, “The lady was coming from GTBank at Ajibade bus stop where she went to pay her school fees. Her phone and bag were recovered and this was what made it easy for us to know that she was a student.”

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, who  confirmed the incident, said “an investigation is ongoing on the cause of the accident.”