'Okada' Rider Escapes Death In Collision With Learner Driver
A luxury school bus had just dropped two students by the roundabout.
As they walk down the street, the bang of colliding vehicles followed by the screeching sound of a moving car, startled them and other passersby who ran to safety.
The driver of a black saloon car had collided with an 'Okada' rider at Edepie Roundabout by Justice Tabai Street, in Bayelsa's capital city, Yenagoa.
Few seconds after the collision a fire was ignited forcing everyone to further scamper for safety.
Further investigation into the incident showed that the accident occurred as a result of non-compliance with speed regulations.
As the flame from the fire increased, motorists who were on queue to purchase fuel in a nearby fuel station rode out of the premises for fear of an explosion.
While that was happening, the confused bike owner ran to and fro calling for help.
A restaurant owner popularly called Madam Chocho and her sales girl quickly brought several buckets of water and successfully put out the fire.
A Federal Road Safety Corp officer (FRSC), Maxwell Kemepado, at the scene told Bounce News that the accident occurred as a result of carelessness from the car driver.
"The driver is a learner who has not mastered road signs.
Pointing at a dent at the back of the car, he continued: "He just explained that the car does not belong to him.
"We usually plead with them to learn driving from a reputable driving school but they prefer to always embark on suicide mission on our major roads".
An eyewitness, Abadiofoni Bueseme, who is also a safety officer, however, revealed that the driver may have gone beyond the stipulated speed limit before he lost control of the wheel.
"Some drivers do not know road signs.
"They play with their Lives and that of others without fear," he stressed.
Mr Bueseme also advised drivers to be carefully especially during the 'ember' month.
Looking lost, the driver of the vehicle, who would not want his name mentioned, told Bounce News that he was in shock.
"I am confused right now and can't explain what happened or how it happened."
While he was deep in thought on how to find money to fix the car for the owner, residents of that area were seen praising God as no life was lost.
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