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Nigerian Lady Crushed To Death By A Metro Bus In The U.S.

Posted by Amarachi on Mon 03rd Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

According to the METRO Police Department, Damilola who was a city worker, was in the crosswalk at the intersection and had the right of way when the accident happened.

Damilola Matuluko

The deceased, Damilola Matuluko

A Nigerian lady identified as Damilola Matuluko, has been confirmed dead after she was crushed by a metro bus in downtown Houston on Friday morning, May 31.

According to ABC News, the tragic incident happened near Rusk and Smith before 7:40 a.m.

According to the METRO Police Department, Damilola who was a city worker, was in the crosswalk at the intersection and had the right of way when the accident happened. 

Investigations showed that the light turned green, and the bus turned onto Rusk, fatally hitting the deceased.

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METRO said the bus was operated by First Transit. Police said the contract driver was cooperating with investigators. There were reportedly two passengers on the bus, but no other injuries were reported.

Officials identified the victim as Damilola Matuluko, who had worked for the city’s HR Operations Employee Relations team since 2023. “Although Damilola had only been with the HR Department for a short time, she had become a beloved and impactful team member. She will be sincerely missed by her colleagues in the City of Houston,” COH HR Director Jane Cheeks said in a statement.

Meanwhile her friends and family members have taken to social media to mourn her demise.

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