A driver with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lanre Osho, on Thursday allegedly crushed a commercial motorcycle operator, Jamiu Tiamiyu, in the Mushin area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that there was pandemonium in the area following allegation that the driver was drunk.
The wife of the deceased, Siriyatu, told our correspondent on Monday that the incident occurred about 7:30pm on Ade-Oyo Street.
She said, “On Thursday, around 7:30pm, Tiamiyu went to break his fast and just left a mosque. He got on his motorcycle with two passengers when he was hit by the vehicle, which had LUTH inscriptions. My husband and the passengers were seriously injured.”
An eyewitness said Tiamuyu and the passengers were initially rushed to a hospital on Sadiku Street, Ilasamaja, but were later taken to LUTH due to the severity of the case.
The deceased’s wife said, “When he was rushed to LUTH, the nurses started shouting ‘you again, you again,’ meaning that the driver had most likely hit someone before. The nurses immediately admitted my husband to LUTH where he was placed on oxygen.”
Tiamiyu however died the next day at LUTH from the complications of the injury.
Sulaimon Asiwaju, a commercial motorcyclist, who was among the people that rushed the victims to hospital, said, “After hitting Tiamiyu, people apprehended the driver while he was trying to run away. I left immediately to call Tiamiyu’s relatives. We all left for LUTH where he was placed on oxygen. His eyes were swollen and blood gushed out from various parts of his body and his legs were broken.
“We saw the driver a few minutes later reeking of alcohol and even some nurses hinted that he had committed such an offence before.”