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Driver flees as container crushes woman to death in Lagos



A fully loaded 40ft articulated truck has fallen on a Nissan Car no. ABJ 692 BG, killing a woman instantly at the NNPC area of Alapere, Lagos.

The driver of the truck and his conductor bolted away for fear of being lynched by an angry mob.

The deceased who was sitting at the rear of the car died instantly while the driver of the car escaped unhurt.

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at a mortuary.


Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), confirmed the incident.

Taofiq said the driver of the truck with his motor-boy ran away immediately the fatal accident occurred.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the fully loaded truck was on a high speed when he lost control of the truck and rammed into the moving Nissan car by N.N.P.C inward Alapere, Ogudu along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos.

“LASTMA handed over the body to Police men from Alapere Police Station. Other emergency responders at the scene of the fatal accident include Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and the Police.

“Also at the accident scene were the LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, LASTMA Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Mr. Hakeem Adeosun and the LASTMA rescue team,” he said.


Source link: Daily Trust/

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