There was pandemonium in Adeyeri village on the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway on Wednesday as a 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade was crushed to death by a commercial car while making a video call to his girlfriend.
According to reports, the deceased was making a video call to his girlfriend while crossing the road when the accident occurred.
He was crushed to death by a Honda Odyssey car with number plate AAA 589 FV, which was conveying crates of eggs.
An eyewitness told the Punch that the deceased and his brother boarded a car from the Kuto motor park in Abeokuta, but the vehicle developed a mechanical fault on the road.
He said while the other passengers were standing by the roadside waiting for the driver to repair the vehicle, the deceased reportedly concentrated on the video call.
The deceased’s brother, Azeez, said they were both travelling to their mother’s residence in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
Azeez confirmed that his brother had been making a video call to his girlfriend since they took off from Kuto in Abeokuta.
He maintained that the driver of the car, who hit Olajide, was on a normal speed.
The driver, whose car hit the deceased, Bolaji Balogun, said Olajide was the one who bumped into his vehicle.
Balogun, an employee of an agro firm, said he was going to the Obasanjo Farm to purchase crates of eggs for his company.