Nigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe
Police in Nigeria are investigating the deaths of 11 people in the north-eastern town of Gombe after a car ploughed into a procession celebrating Easter on Sunday.
The driver, an off-duty security agent, was unhappy that the procession had blocked the road, some reports say.
He then "drove into the children", the procession leader said.
The crowd then turned on the driver and beat him and his passenger to death, witnesses said.
Nigeria's police chief said the incident was "unfortunate" and that the driver had lost control of the car. The leader of the interdenominational Christian group, Boys Brigade, in Gombe, said the driver had ploughed into the procession "on purpose".
"The driver of the car had a heated argument with the children before they made way for him to pass, only for him, in a fit of rage, to turn and drive into them," Isaac Kwadang told news agency AFP.
No details have been released about the victims but the Boys Brigade members are aged between six and 22.
Another witness told local news site Punch that the driver "deliberately came to kill us". The crowd then attacked the him and his passenger, a paramilitary officer, and beat them to death.
Gombe state police spokeswoman Mary Mallum told AFP that 30 children had been injured and taken to hospital.
Police boss Mohammed Abubakar Adamu said in a statement that the incident was an "unfortunate fatal motor accident" and ordered a quick investigation.Source
RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The North Texas Tollway Authority released traffic cam video that shows the deadly wrong-way crash around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on the President George Bush Turnpike near Shiloh Road.
The Department of Public Safety said a driver sped 11 miles in the wrong direction before hitting a car head-on.
The crash happened right in front of a traffic camera. The vehicle going the wrong way is at the top of the screen.
The camera shows the other vehicle’s brake lights come on moments before impact. The crash in Richardson killed both the wrong-way driver and the driver of the vehicle hit. The driver of the Honda Civic from the crash has been identified as Katherine S. Long, 22, from Frisco.
The driver of the Ford Taurus has been identified as Joseph M. Wallace, 53, from Rockwall.The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but video showed Long made a U-turn on the westbound side of the PGBT at Midway Road and began traveling the wrong way. Source