Car washer kills pedestrian while test-driving customer’s car

Car washer kills pedestrian

A car washer has been arrested for crushing a pedestrian while test-driving a customer’s car in the Mushin area of Lagos.

Three other pedestrians, who were injured in the incident are still receiving treatment in a hospital, according to the Police.

Owner of the Toyota Camry car was said to have taken it to a car wash in the Olosha area of Mushin, promising to return for it later.

However, after washing the car, 25-year-old Olamide Quadri, one of the car washers, allegedly started the ignition and took the car for a test drive without the owner’s consent.

According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hudenyin, “On June 2, about 8:20 p.m., the Divisional Police Officer, Mushin Division, received a distress call of a fatal accident at Olosha, Agege Motor Road, Mushin. The DPO immediately went to the scene, where a Toyota Camry car had somersaulted several times and knocked down four pedestrians. The victims were rushed to the hospital, where one of them, identified as Tayo, died while receiving treatment.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, a car washer, had taken the car for a test drive without the owner’s consent. The accident car was recovered and moved to Alakara Police Station, while the remains of the deceased were deposited at the Mainland General Hospital mortuary for autopsy. Efforts are ongoing to reach the family members of the deceased.”

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