A man who was preparing for his wedding in a few days was crushed by a reckless driver in Abuja.
The untimely death of Mishal Iliya, a 29-year-old resident of Zone 7, Dutse, Bwari Area Council of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, via a reckless driver, has thrown his family into mourning, with the worst hit being his fiancée with whom he would have walked down the aisle in a few days time.
According to reports, Iliya was crushed by the speeding vehicle along the Bwari-Dutse expressway while on his way to deliver his wedding invitation card to an uncle who lives in the Usuman Dam area of the town.
Family sources say the deceased, who was riding on a motorcycle, was close to his destination when the driver of an Omega Opel car coming from the opposite direction, suddenly lost control and swerved off its lane and hit him, killing him on the spot.
“The driver first rammed into a Honda Rav 4 car directly in front of the man before finally knocking him down, killing him instantly,” the family member said.
Incidentally, the driver of the Opel car reportedly came out without a scratch while that of the jeep and Iliya sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Kubwa General Hospital where he Iliya was certified dead and the corpse deposited at the mortuary.