13-year-old killed after his father tried to save young boy on the road

13-year-old killed after his father tried to save young boy on the road

-A 13-year-old has died in an unfortunate road accident after he fell out of a somersaulting vehicle

-The vehicle somersaulted after the boy's father who was driving tried to save a young boy from being hit by the car

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A father's attempt to save a young boy from being hit by his car has rather ended badly as his car somersaulted in the process.

A collage of child, injured and damaged vehicle

Indeed, it ended fatally as his 13-year-old son met his untimely death as a result of the accident.

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According to information gathered in the media by YEN.com.gh, Chief Chijioke Uwah and his family had travelled to Abuja from Enugu for a convention of Nigeria's largest opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A damaged car

The mangled car after the accident

Halfway through the journey, they passed through Lokoja and Anyimgba in Kogi State, where they bumped into an unguided boy who was crossing the highway.

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Chief Uwah tried to save the boy by swerving to the other side of but the the vehicle somersaulted and in the process, his son, Chijioke Jr. Was thrown of the window dying instantly.

A man with head injuries

The injured Chief Chijioke Uwah

The other passengers in the vehicle came out unscathed with the exception of the father who sustained severe head injuries.

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Chijioke Jr., according to Proudlyyoruba.com, was buried yesterday [Wednesday], January 17, 2018, at his father's home at Amofia Ngbo in Ebony state.

funeral poster

A poster announcing Chijioke Jr's funeral

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