Father, daughter escape death, as trailer crushes their SUV in Benin

Father, daughter escape death, as trailer crushes their SUV in Benin

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:42 pm

The SUV crushed by trailer

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Two occupants of a Toyota Highlander SUV, Mr. Fidelis Omoruyi and his daughter simply identified as Omon, cheated death on Wednesday, as an articulated lorry ladden with heavy duty tyres crushed their vehicle.

The accident which occured at the ever busy Akpakpava Road, by First East Circular Junction, was attributed to a bump at the middle of the Road.

There was heavy traffic on the road and adjourning streets, as the scene of the accident was littered with the contents of the lorry.

The survival of the early morning accident was described as miraculous by sympathizers who thronged to the scene to catch glimpse of the averted tragedy, just as security oppetatives were immediately deployed to maintain peace.

The accident victims Mr. Fidelis Omoruyi and his daughter, Omon, said they had stopped at a transport firm by the junction to deliver a parcel when suddenly they heard a loud noise as the truck crashed into their vehicle.

An eye witness who gave his name simply as Osasu, condemned poor attitude of Government Agency responsible for the maintenance of roads in Benin, saying that the bump which allegedly caused the accident has caused many others.

An unconfirmed report also alleged that the lorry was over loaded hence the back legs pulled off when they were slammed against the bump .

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