5 die in Edo road crash

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BENIN — NO fewer than five persons were, yesterday, killed in a road accident that occurred near Okada village junction off Benin-Lagos expressway.

An eye witness said the victims were heading towards Okada village when the car they were travelling in hit a stationery lorry and four died instantly, one died on the way to the hospital while two survived with serious injuries.

The witnesses said the driver had epileptic seizure which made him to skid off the road thereby hitting the lorry.

Families of the victims who were seen weeping said operators of the motor park knew the health condition of the driver but allowed him to carry passengers.

Coordinator General of Save Accident Victims of Nigeria, Eddy Ehikhamenor, said an epileptic patient ought not to have been allowed to drive, saying such persons were worse than a drunk on the highway because they could not control the vehicle in the event of seizure.

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