Oluwale Abidemi, a serving female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), was crushed to death by a truck in Benin City, Edo State.
On Wednesday, September 22, a deadly accident happened along the bustling Airport Road near the suburban Ogba River bridge.
According to accounts, the sand-transporting vehicle had brake failure and collided with a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) before colliding with a commercial motorcycle carrying a woman and the serving corps member.
The woman suffered life-threatening injuries, while the Corps member who died on the spot and whose remains have since been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary perished instantly.
Spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, DSP Kotongs Bello said the accident happened at about 12:30 pm.
“Today, about 12:30 pm, a tipper carrying sand failed brake at Ogba bridge and ran into a Lexus SUV and a motorbike,” he stated.
“The motorbike was conveying one Mrs Maria who was badly injured and now receiving treatment at the Central Hospital, Benin and a youth corps member who was said to be the sister of Maria, died on the spot.” he added.