A middle-aged cyclist was on Friday crushed to death by a tipper along SCC road, New market, Bwari in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
An eyewitness, Nuhu Aliyu, said the accident occurred around 4:30pm. He said the cyclist was crushed to death on the spot, while the person he was carrying was taken to the hospital.
The tipper was immediately set ablaze by some angry youths in the area. The youths demanded that speed breakers be immediately put on strategic places along the road. A similar accident occurred recently along the same road by Jigo bus stop, where a farmer was crushed to death while crossing the road. Youths in the community also protested and requested for the construction of speed breakers close to every bus stop along the road.
It took the efforts of the council’s chairman, Peter Yohanna Ushafa, to calm the angry youths. Reacting to Friday’s incident, the Bwari Divisional Police Officer, Superintendent Coker Shado, confirmed the killing of the cyclist but said the tipper has already been set ablaze before his men arrived the scene. He appealed to the residents to always observe carefully before crossing the ever busy road.
The police officer said investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the accident.