Several People Injured As Car Rams Into Traders In Egbeda
Taiwo and his friend were waiting to board a bus going to Iyana-Ipaja at the Egbeda bus stop in Lagos' busy metropolis.
They were chatting away when suddenly they heard tyres screeching. They suddenly found themselves lying face down in the gutter.
They were not the only ones in the gutter, other people including a 2-year-old toddler were all knocked off by a car whose driver lost control while reversing.
The incident, which occurred around at about 3pm on Tuesday, left several traders and pedestrians injured.
Narrating his ordeal, Taiwo, one of the victims who to spoke to Bounce News, said he is still in shock.
He said, “We were there waiting when we heard people shouting, the next thing I heard was a loud bang and I found myself and friend in the gutter.
Taiwo, who suffered an ankle strain and had bruises on some parts of his body, said a mother had to fling her baby into the gutter when the car was reversing speedily towards her.
“The woman who sells apple at the road side, was holding her baby before the car rammed into her. Luckily, she was able to fling the baby away before the incident. She was knocked down while her baby landed in the gutter,” he said.
The baby, who was later picked up, sustained minor bruises and was rushed to hospital.
An eye witness said the cause of the accident remains unclear.
He said, “We don’t whether the driver who also sustained injuries, was a learner or his brakes failed.”
It was gathered that the victims were taken to a nearby hospital while officials of the Nigeria Police Force were also at the scene to prevent break down of law and order by other aggrieved traders.
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