Angry mob sets car ablaze for killing two in Ondo crash, driver flees

Angry mob set car ablaze following the disappearance of the driver involved in the accident that claimed two lives and injured four other persons in Ademulegun area of Ondo town, Ondo State..

The Ondo state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said it began an investigation into the road accident that occurred on Saturday.

A Toyota Camry and a tricycle were said to be involved in the crash.

Residents were said to have gone on rampage as they set the car ablaze following the disappearance of the driver.

It was gathered that the car driver, who was allegedly reckless, swerved off his lane and hit the deceased in the tricycle.

According to PUNCH, a source said, “The driver jumped out of the car and ran away after the accident occurred. The escape of the driver infuriated residents who set the vehicle ablaze.”’

The source said men of the Federal Road Safety Corps deposited the corpses in the morgue of a general hospital in Ondo, while the survivors were taken to a trauma centre for treatment.

The police spokesperson said the command had started trailing the fleeing driver.

Odunlami said, “We have begun to look for the driver and we will ensure we apprehend him while we continue with the investigation.”


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