The man who drove into a casket shop in Ikorodu few days ago, has officially paid for the damaged caskets, reports The Gazelle News.com.
After taking stock of the damaged caskets in his shop, the shop owner and the driver reached the agreement that a total of nine caskets were damaged beyond repairs.
The Gazelle News.com learnt that the caskets damaged were expensive ones with prices ranging from N80, 000 to N200, 000.
The hapless driver ended up paying N550,000 for the damaged caskets before he was allowed to remove his car from the accident scene very close to the Ikorodu General Hospital.
Further investigation has revealed that the yet-to-be-identified man who escaped death by a whiskers, was driving along the T.O.S Benson Road, when a tricycle operator reportedly made a U-turn.
In a bid to avoid the impending collision, the man, who drove a blue KIA car, suddenly swerved and in the process veered off the road and rammed into the coffin shops around 7am.
An eyewitness narrated the story of the accident thus, “a tricycle operator saw passengers waiting for vehicles to convey them to Ebute and he rode in the direction of the motor park. Suddenly, he made a U-turn without properly looking at the road and wanted to collide with a KIA car heading towards the park.
“The shock of the incident made the driver of the KIA lose control of the vehicle and ram into two coffin shops. The driver’s wife was dressed for office and it appeared that the man wanted to drop her at work.
“The tricycle operator fled after realising what he had caused. Nobody sustained injuries, but the accident damaged the coffins and some parts of the shops belonging to Abayo and Korede.”