A lorry loaded with sand on Wednesday crushed a 10-year old girl, Anuoluwapo Oguneso to death along Okitipupa main market, Ayeka Road in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident which happened on Wednesday evening caused panic among market women, passersby and residents of the area.
An eyewitness told NAN that the girl was trying to cross the road but some vehicles and motorcycles parked at the other side blocked her vision and unable to see the approaching truck that crushed her.
“The vehicles and motorcycles parked at the other side of the road blocked the girl’s vision when she crossed, it was too late as the truck crushed her to death on the spot,’’ the witness said.
The driver of the truck whose name was unknown immediately reported the incident to the Okitipupa Divisional Police station.
Confirming the incident, Mr Femi Joseph, a CSP, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) described the incident as unfortunate.
Joseph said that the suspect was with the Police and his truck impounded, adding that investigation was ongoing on the matter.
“The incident is very unfortunate but the suspect and his truck too, investigation is ongoing on the matter,’’ he added.