Fayemi’s aide, family in road accident

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Aug 25th, 2014
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The Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Media, Mr. Odunayo Ogunmola and six members of his family were lucky at the weekend– they survived a road accident.

A truck, laden with sand, lost control and came down a slope to hit Ogunmola’s car in which he, his wife and three children were riding.

The incident happened at about 7:10p.m near Deeper Life Camp Ground Road, Ajebamidele area by Bolawole Quartres, Ado-Ekiti.

It left the vehicle conveying the Ogunmolas – a Passat CL car with registration number, Lagos EKY 614 AR – badly damaged while its occupants sustained injuries.

No life, according to the governor’s aide, was lost.

Ogunmola, in an interaction with reporters, said they had gone to church for a special programme and was returning home when the accident occurred.

He said they were driving behind the truck with registration number Ekiti XA769MUE, belonging to Peace and Unity Tipper Owners’ and Quarry Operator (No 126), when it suddenly stopped mid-motion and started coming down the hill.

Odunayo’s words: “I noticed the truck, a Mercedez Benz product, fully loaded with white sand, suddenly stopped while moving up the hill and started coming down like that, apparently having lost control of its mechanism.

“I started reversing the car, but the truck kept following me. I quickly swerved to a side of the road I guessed was safe enough. But I was wrong. The truck came down exactly where I packed, hitting the car and sending it, including we occupants, tumbling down.”

The truck driver, Mr. Adegoke Adeyemo, who attributed the accident to break failure, said: “There was nothing I could do at such an instance. I also did not know where the truck went was where they had parked. I just did not see them at all.

“I am the driver of the truck. The vehicle came back when it was faulty. There was nothing I could do. When I wanted to park, I mistakenly went to where they stopped and we hit them.”

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