By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Delta State Police Command has confirmed the death of a middle-aged woman, on Sunday, who died in an auto crash involving a commercial motorcycle, along the Agbarho axis of the East West Road.
The police image maker said the incident was between a car and Okada, the rider is in hospital, but the passenger is dead.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY learnt that the incident happened at about 3:10pm.
Sources said that, “the motorcycle rider, a man advanced in age, was rushed to the General Hospital, Agbarho, but was referred to another hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
“The ‘okada’ rider navigated to the fast lane of the expressway without checking for an incoming vehicle.
“Unfortunately, an ash coloured Toyota Camry rammed into the motor bike, knocking off the rider and the passenger died, instantly.
“As at 4:17pm and the victim was on the side of the expressway, covered with a cloth.
“The deceased (passenger) hit her head hard on the tarred road, causing her to die on the spot.
“A teenage girl, said to be one of the victim’s children, was seen wailing and held down by onlookers.
“The driver of the car survived the accident, but also sustained injuries, reportedly he is in police custody.
A man who also spoke in confidence said, “the driver of the car was not at fault at all. It was the bike man. I think he wanted to use the U-turn over there. But he just rode into the middle of the expressway without looking back.
“The car just picked them. The driver tried to avoid the accident but it was too late. You can see that he ended up in the drains, all in the bid to prevent the accident”.
Security operatives helped to control traffic until an ambulance came to convey the corpse to a morgue, with the help of relatives, including the woman’s son, who later arrived the scene.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Onome Onovwakpoyeya ‘confirmed’ the incident.
She said, yes it is true, the accident is between a car and a motorcycle. A passenger died, but driver is not dead”