By Ibrahim Umar
A pregnant woman driving a Range Rover (Sport Utility Vehicle) killed a man Thursday night at Afolabi Aina Street, in Gbagada area of Lagos. The jeep, with three kids seated in the rear, ran over four men, one of who the deceased was. Eyewitnesses gave the dead man’s name only as Segun.
The victims were revelling on a vacant land adjacent the ‘Family and Friends Hospital’, located in the area when the accident occurred.
Although, no one could say why the pregnant driver drove dangerously, but bystanders at the scene claimed the jeep was on top speed when it flew over a gutter to hit the men where they sat, and finally rammed into the hospital wall. The impact of the collision against the wall saw the jeep going up in flames.
Immediately, the fire started, the women’s kids were evacuated from the jeep and taken to safety, while angry mob threatened her with death should any of the victims, then hospitalised, died. Indeed, the said man passed on. The fire was quelled by hospital staff, deploying their extinguishers.
“No one knew how the jeep jumped the gutter to hit the boys and the woman did not appear drunk. She also didn’t say if her jeep suddenly had a faulty break. My brother, it’s a mystery and said that someone died,” an anonymous supermarket owner told newsbreak.ng.
It was gathered that the woman’s husband submitted himself to policemen in place of his wife and has since being detained.