Ilesa University Staff Fatally Crushed as Truck Falls on Car

Eyewitnesses stated that a truck carrying cashew nuts lost control, veering off its path and overturning onto Fanimo's vehicle. The impact was severe, leaving Fanimo trapped under the weight of the truck

In a heart-wrenching incident that shook the town of Ilesa in Osun State, tragedy struck on Wednesday evening as a female staff member of Ilesa University, Ogunmokun Fanimo, lost her life in a horrific accident.

The unfortunate event unfolded along Osu road, leaving bystanders and witnesses enveloped in shock and sympathy as efforts to rescue the victim proved futile.

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According to sources within the university, the ill-fated journey home began around 4 pm for Fanimo, who departed from the university premises in her wine-coloured Toyota Camry bearing Lagos registration LSD 584GD. Little did she know that this routine drive would turn into a nightmare.

Eyewitnesses reported that a truck, laden with cashew nuts, was en route to Osu when it lost control, careening off course and ultimately toppling over Fanimo’s vehicle, which was heading towards Ilesa metropolis. The force of the impact was devastating, trapping Fanimo beneath the weight of the overturned truck.

Despite the swift response of passers-by and emergency services, including the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the rescue operation faced daunting challenges.

For nearly four agonizing hours, Fanimo remained trapped inside her mangled car while frantic attempts were made to lift the heavy truck off her vehicle.

As the evening wore on, hope turned to despair as it became apparent that Fanimo had succumbed to her injuries. The news was confirmed by Kehinde Adeleke, the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC Osun Command, who expressed deep regret at the loss of the university’s library unit staff member.

The untimely demise of Ogunmokun Fanimo has cast a pall of sorrow over the Ilesa University community and beyond. Colleagues, friends, and acquaintances are reeling from the shock of losing a beloved member of their academic family. Tributes have poured in, highlighting Fanimo’s dedication to her work and her warm, affable nature.

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This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the inherent dangers on our roads and the need for heightened vigilance and adherence to safety measures. Calls for improved road infrastructure and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations resonate louder in the wake of such a devastating loss.

As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the accident commence, authorities are urged to prioritize measures to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Ogunmokun Fanimo’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her, serving as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility and the importance of cherishing every moment.

 

This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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