Three siblings as well as a motorcyclist rider were crushed to death after the motorcycle they were on collided with a Ford pick-up van with number plate GGE 42 XN in Lagos on Saturday.

The incident occurred at Ekundayo Street in Epe Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased were identified as Esther Orimisan, 24; Kofoworola Orimisan, 17; two-year-old Emmanuel Orimisan; and the motorcyclist, Femi Shojedo.

The Ford pick-up van  is said to belong to a sachet water producing factory, with the driver, Ademola Awe, alleged to have been drunk when the crash happened.

According to a witness, “He (Awe) scratched a car and was trying to escape, because of the cost of repairing it.

“In the process, he switched off the truck’s headlights and as he made to enter Ekundayo Street, he rammed into the motorcyclist and the three passengers he was carrying in front of the Model Hospital.

“We were telling him to come down to rescue the victims but he refused.

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“We had to chase him till he drove into a gutter, but we noticed that he was drunk when we approached him.

“He even refused to alight from the vehicle and if not for the involvement of the police and the neighbourhood security men, he would have escaped.

“Aside from the motorcyclist, the three passengers were siblings, two girls and a two-year-old boy. All the victims were still alive when the accident happened, but they later died at the Epe General Hospital due to the severity of the injuries they sustained.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana confirmed that the driver had been arrested and that the victims’ bodies had been taken to the Epe General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

In a statement, Elkana said, “On Saturday, June 6, 2019, around 11.30pm, one Shakiru Ajayi came to the station and reported that a fatal vehicle and motorcycle accident occurred on Ekundayo Street, Epe. The accident involved a Ford pick-up van with number plate GGE 42 XN, driven by one Ademola Awe, and a Bajaj motorcycle with number plate LSR 99 OG, being operated by one Femi Shojedo.

“The motorcyclist was conveying three passengers of the same family and all of them sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Epe General Hospital for treatment, where Shojedo and the siblings, Esther Orimisan, 24; Kofoworola Orimisan, 17; and Emmanuel Orimisan, two, died. The corpses were deposited in the hospital’s mortuary for autopsy. We have the driver of the pick-up van in our custody.”

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