2-year-old baby stranded in hospi­tal af­ter driver kills mother

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

GA woman was crushed by a speed­ing car on Wed­nes­day while her two-year-old baby was in­jured as they were cross­ing the Abuja-Zuba ex­press­way.

City News gath­ered that the de­ceased, a news­pa­per ven­dor, sim­ply iden­ti­fied as Mama Fa­vor, was car­ry­ing the baby on her back as she dashed to across the ever­busy ex­press­way when a hi­tand-run driver knocked her down.

A wit­ness said the baby was flung into a gut­ter by the road­side while the mother lay life­less on the cen­tre of the road.

The wit­ness who faulted the de­ceased for not mak­ing use of the pedes­trian bridge, said she was still ly­ing un­con­scious on the road and about three other cars ran over her be­fore her body was evac­u­ated.

He said the driver ran away while the man­gled corpse was moved away by NEMA of­fi­cials and po­lice of­fi­cers who ar­rived the scene al­most im­me­di­ately, adding that the baby was res­cued alive.

Sim­i­larly, an el­derly man lost his life af­ter he was knocked down by a speed­ing car in the same area.

City News gath­ered that the de­ceased, a Nige­rien, iden­ti­fied as Ma­haman Hachimuo, was cross­ing the ex­press­way when he met his death.

A wit­ness said ef­forts by the driver to avoid hit­ting the man did not suc­ceed as the de­ceased rammed onto the wind screen smash­ing with the par­ti­cles of the glass in­jur­ing the driver.

Ac­cord­ing to

the wit­ness, the de­ceased was im­me­di­ately taken to the Kubwa Gen­eral Hospi­tal by of­fi­cials of the FRSC, along with the driver.

Con­firm­ing the two ac­ci­dents, the Dutse Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, SP Ha­jiya Aisha Yusuf, said the baby was re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at the pae­di­atric unit of the hospi­tal, while both corpses had been de­posited at the morgue.

Photo Emma Elekwa

A 2-year-old uniden­ti­fied baby girl at the Kubwa Gen­eral hospi­tal, af­ter a speed­ing car killed her mother.

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