3 Dead, Others Injured As VIP Driver Rams Into Keke Conveying Traders To Bayelsa Market
Tragedy on Friday struck the Okordia/Zarama section of the East-West road with a “Very Important Personality” vehicle crushed some traders and killed three persons.
The vehicle, identified as a green coloured Mercedes Benz jeep with registration number SAG420JP was reported to have first crushed a commercial tricycle rider, popularly known as Keke Napep with registration KMT346VP and killed the traders on board. The incident, which occurred about few kilometers from the crowded market however threw the traders into a state of panic.
An eyewitness told newsmen that a male and two females were crushed to death in the accident. Another person was rescued and reported to be in serious condition.
The driver of the Mercedes vehicle was however reported to have escaped the scene to avoid a mob action.
Some policemen and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) however attributed the cause of the accident to excess speed and loss of control.
Those injured were however taken to Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri and the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Christian Gate Mortuary, Amassoma Road Bayelsa State.