One person died in an accident that occurred along Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikeja, on Thursday. The accident involving a Toyota Avalon car happened in front of the Ikeja City Mall.
The unnamed car driver was said to have received a telephone call that his child had been admitted to a hospital. A man, riding in the same car alongside the owner, said the latter immediately began to speed to the hospital.
“I cautioned him to take things easy and that he was speeding too much. It was while he was rushing that the car’s brake suddenly became faulty and he lost control”, says the man who declined to give his name.
Realising he had lost control, the unnamed man said the driver decided to ram the car into a pole and unfortunately knocked down an ice cream vendor. The ice cream vendor died instantly, while the injured driver of the car was rushed to a hospital.