Three Mass communication department students of Kwara State Polytechnic who were returning home after their examination have reportedly lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident involving their alleged epileptic driver who had a seizure while in motion and ran into an oncoming vehicle.
It was reported that the vehicle was conveying five passengers, with four of them being Kwara Poly students. It was gathered that the victims boarded the ill-fated vehicle from the polytechnic gate to Oke-ose area on the outskirts of Ilorin where the students reside before the incident occurred.
It was reported that the driver, shortly after taking off from the polytechnic gate was behaving strangely behind the wheel and had to force the car to a stop. Eyewitness reported that the students had insisted on disembarking on the journey, but passersby pleaded with them to return since the driver said he take care of himself immediately he dropped the students off.
However, was few kilometers, the driver suffered another seizure while the cab had gathered speed, causing the vehicle to lose control. It was gathered that the car hit a vulcaniser’s machine by the roadside before it veer off to the other side of the road where it collided with an oncoming trailer that instantly crushed all the five occupants to death.
Sympathisers used axe to cut through the squeezed taxi cab to remove the mangled remains of the students and the taxi driver. The corpses were thereafter deposited at a University of Ilorin Teaching hospital.
The Public Relations officer of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ustaz Yunus Abdulkadir confirmed the incident and described it as very unfortunate. He added that the school was already making arrangements to inform the deceased’s parents.