By Kayode Afolabi, Ore
Tragedy struck in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo Local Government area of Ondo State, as a baby was killed when a car rammed into a shop.
The Hope Metro gathered that three persons were also injured by the Toyota Camry with number plate KSF77EZ.
The accident which happened along the ever busy Ore – Okitipupa road caused mourning for the parents of the baby and people around the area.
The driver of the Toyota Camry was said to have swerved and rammed into the shop while trying to avoid hitting a motorcyclist.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that the accident was caused by overspeeding.
“The driver drove on top speed, and rammed into a shop and killed a baby, leaving others injured.
According to another source, the deceased baby was sleeping in the shop before the unfortunate incident happened.
The Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ore, Mr Sikiru Alonge, while confirming the incident with our correspondent via phone call said four persons were involved in the accident in which three persons were injured while one person died on the spot.
He said the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital in Ore while the corpse of the baby had been deposited at the morgue.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) confirmed the incident.