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Speeding truck crushes student, driver escapes lynching in Ibadan

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A student and a tricycle rider were feared killed in Ibadan as a speeding truck crushed them on Thursday.

Our correspondent gathered that the accident happened around Airport Junction at Alakia area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Residents of the area told journalists that the truck crushes three parked tricycles with one of the riders identified simply as Kayode.

The truck driver was said to have refused to stop and while speeding away from the scene, it crushed a student, however, it was not clear whether the student died instantly or not.

Some angry youths had given a hot chase and the driver was eventually captured and was handed over to the police at the Gbagi Police Station.


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But for the arrival of policemen and members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the driver and his truck would have been lynched.

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