A 24-year-old driver, Quzeem Olaniyan, has knocked down and killed a 60-year-old man, David Rotimi, in an accident that occurred in Ilara along the Agbowa road via the Ogijo area of the state.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, SP Omolola Odutola, on Sunday, the Ogun State Police Command said Olaniyan lost control of his Lexus ES 350 car with registration number KJA 363 JB Lagos while traveling outward from Ogijo to Agbowa and knocked down the sixty-year-old man who was walking just by the roadside.
Odutola stated that though the victim was earlier rushed to a nearby hospital, he was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.
The statement partly read, “The impact on the pedestrian was fatal; he was rushed to Main Frame Hospital in Ogijo and later referred to General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead.
“The corpse has been evacuated to Jas Private Mogue at Ita Oluwole Ogijo for preservation while efforts are underway to reach his family members. The vehicle has been recovered at the Ogijo Police Station for VIO inspection.
“Taking a review of previous weeks, cases of accidents of different natures topped the chart. The Motorpol and Traffic Section of the Ogun State Police Command is sending out a caution to motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians to exercise measures of patience, reduce speeding, and comply with other traffic rules for safer roads in the state.”