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Emergency medical team rescues Okada rider after being knocked down by hit and run driver

opera.com 2024/4/12

Some emergency medical team came to the rescue of a commercial motorcycle rider, popularly known as Okada rider, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, after he was knocked down by a hit and run driver, it was announced on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

The Osun State Medical Services and Ambulance System (OSEMSAS), which announced the incident on its official X handle on Sunday morning, disclosed that the accident occurred around the Olaiya area of Osogbo on Saturday evening.

(Caption): The Okada rider lying on a stretcher on the way to the teaching hospital, as posted by OSEMSAS on Sunday.

Olaiya Road in Osogbo, where the main flyover is located in the city, is a very busy road and accidents often occur on the road.

According to OSEMSAS, the Okada rider was riding on the road when suddenly, a speeding driver rammed into his motorcycle and knocked him down. The driver fled immediately the accident occurred.

OSEMSAS disclosed that as a result of the accident, its officials observed that the Okada rider sustained an open fracture on his right leg when they got to the scene following a distress call received by them.

It was gathered that the officials administered First Aid treatment on him, applied a bandage on the fractured leg before he was carried into their ambulance and taken to the Uniosun Teaching Hospital for further medical attention.

OSEMSAS wrote: "An Okada man was involved in a hit and run accident at Olaiya, Osogbo. He sustained an open fracture on the right leg. First aid was given to him and he was taken to Uniosun Teaching Hospital for further treatment."

Below is the screenshot of the post by OSEMSAS on the accident:

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