Car kills mechanic, throws him off Obalende Bridge


Paul Iyoghojie
The body of Waidi, a mechanic, crushed to death Saturday on Obalende Bridge, Lagos
Tragedy occurred on Obalende Bridge on Saturday at about 4pm when a fast moving Kia saloon car with plate number JJJ 537 DP crushed a mechanic, identified simply as Waidi to death and threw him off the bridge.
The victim’s body, it was learnt, landed in a residential area under the bridge with broken head and legs.
When P.M.NEWS correspondent arrived the scene at about 4.25pm huge crowd had gathered on the Obalende bridge trying to catch a glimse of the scene, while the police from the Lion Building Division and the officials of the ambulance section of the Lagos Island General Hospital were also seen evacuating the corpse of the victim into a van with registration number SMK 302 BK to the mortuary.
Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, were around to control the heavy traffic that had built up on the bridge.
The KIA car that crushed Waidi to death on Obalende Bridge on Saturday, 13 Feb 2016
An eyewitness informed our correspondent that the accident occurred when the victim, a resident of Bariga area of Lagos drop off a bus atop the Obalende bridge and dashed across the road to the other side to continue his journey, unknown to him that a fast moving car was approaching.
According to a motorist, Solomon Ikhide, “dropping picking up of passengers by bus drivers has been causing fatal accidents on the bridge daily.
Crowd at the scene where Waidi was crushed to death in Lagos on Saturday, 13 Feb 2016.
“Though the police at the Lion Building Division led by the DPO in charge, CSP Antonia Tanaruno and the LASTMAastma officials at Olowu have been doing their best to dislodge the drivers, I am now …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper