I passed a horror crash where a woman was killed – I had no idea my life had just been destroyed | The Sun

A HUSBAND has opened up about his heartache after driving past a horror crash where a woman was killed – without knowing it was his wife.

Bolaji Onifade, 43, was making his way to work when he passed Manchester emergency services trying to save a woman's life.

The 38-year-old had been crossing the road when she was mowed down by a wealthy businessman's son driving a powerful £200,000 Mercedes G-Wagon at speeds of up to 91mph.

It wasn't until 20 minutes later that Bolaji discovered that woman was his wife Ibizugbe – who died of multiple horror injuries in hospital a day later.

The grieving husband has now recalled: “That day changed my life forever. When I heard the news, I felt like I had come to the end of the world. What will I do without my wife?

“She was a lively and friendly person. We met each other at Salford University and got married later on. We had been trying for a baby and were considering IVF before COVID set us back.

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"She would have been a wonderful mother. People should not be able to drive such high-powered cars when they are so young. If he had been driving sensibly, I would still have my wife.”

Bolaji, who is known as BJ, said the pair had been shopping that morning and taken their nephew out with them, before he dropped her at work.

He added: "I offered to pick her up from work later but she said she would take a bus home as she was doing overtime.

“I was on night shift so went to work later. When I was driving along Ashton New Road, I noticed flashing police lights from across the road and thought there must have been an incident.

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"Something told me to call my wife, but she didn’t pick up. I got my cousin, to try and call her, but she also didn’t pick up.

''When I eventually got to work 20 minutes later, I got a call from my wife’s employer to say that there had been an incident and that police were going to attend my address.

"I thought the police don’t attend your address when it isn’t serious. I left work and came home, where they told me the news."

He told of how the couple has been together for 10 years, and Ibizugbe had worked hard on her studies – even gaining a masters while still in Nigeria.

The horror crash unfolded in October 2021, when Mohammed Chowdhury, 22, was behind the wheel.

It was discovered Chowdhury had been chatting on his phone before he ploughed into the 38-year-old.

Prior to the smash Chowdhury was racing along in the four-litre G63 vehicle – which can reach 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds – overtaking and undertaking other drivers.

The speed he was travelling was said to have made other cars "shake as he drove past".

He has now been locked up for five years and six months after admitting to causing death by dangerous driving.

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