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‘Mistake’ As Nigerian Driver Kills UK Pedestrian After Pressing Accelerator Instead Of Brake

Olisofa Popoola, a Nigerian 60-year-old Commercial bus driver, has killed a pedestrian after pressing the accelerator instead of the brake and colliding with another bus outside London’s Victoria Station.

The identified pedestrian known as Melissa Burr, passed away after suffering multiple injuries as a result of the crash on Terminus Place outside London’s Victoria railway station.

It was gathered on Monday, that Popoola from Peckham, South London, is on trial at the Old Bailey for causing death by dangerous driving after he put his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake, the UK court heard.

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Alex Williams, who is the government prosecutor told the court during the sitting on Monday that the bus terminal at Victoria was especially crowded that morning when the incident happened because the Circle and District Tube lines were out of service.

Williams said, “The parked bus lurched forward. It hit Ms Burr who was propelled up and forward. The people behind her jumped back out of the way.

“The driver of the bus was thrown out of the door of the parked bus and on to the pavement.

“The driverless parked bus did not stop but continued to go forward, running over Ms Burr who ended up under the bus and very sadly died as a consequence of the multiple injuries that she received.”

The defendant did not use the brake and his right foot was close to the accelerator, FreshReporters gathered.


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