A hit-and-run driver fleeing an accident crashed into a procession of Roman Catholic worshipers, killing 15 people, according to reports reaching Lagos on Friday.

The driver had knocked down a woman before crashing into the procession in the eastern coastal state of Imo, Radio Nigeria said.The driver ran into a police station to escape the crowd that pursued him, but enraged citizens stormed the station, dragged him out and beat him unconscious, the state radio reported. It was not known how badly he was hurt.