Tragedy as Truck Crushes Pedestrian To Death in Lagos

  • A yet-be-identified woman has been crushed to death by a truck in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos state
  • LASTMA spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq said the truck driver lost control as a result of a brake failure
  • Adebayo disclosed that LASTMA officials arrested the driver after they removed the trapped dead body

TheTalk.NG journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Abule-Egba, Lagos state – A cement mixer truck has crushed a yet-be-identified woman to death in Abule-Egba in the Alimosho local government area of Lagos State.

The spokesperson of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Adebayo Taofiq said the tragic incident occurred on Monday, March 25.

Truck crushes woman to death in LagosTruck driver lost control as a result of a brake failure. Note: Photo used for illustration purpose
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Adebayo said an investigation revealed that the truck was on top speed when it lost control as a result of a brake failure.

He made this known in a statement issued on Monday after the unfortunate incident.

According to The Punch, the driver tried to swerve into a drainage channel and crushed the deceased in the process.

Driver arrested for crushing woman to death

He added that LASTMA officials arrested the driver while a team of policemen from Oko-Oba police station provided security backup during rescue operations, PM News reported.

“The trapped body was evacuated underneath the Dangote truck by Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and immediately handed over to policemen from Oko-Oba Police Station.”

He added:

“LASTMA Abdul Salam Nurudeen (Alpha, Zone 19 Abule-Egba/Tollgate) who led the recovery operations confirmed that his team was supported by other road sympathizers to remove the trapped dead body.”

Truck crushes scavenger to death in Lagos

Meanwhile, TheTalk.NG reported that tragedy struck at the Mile 12 Market area along Ikorodu Road in Lagos state when a truck driver crushed a scavenger pushing a wheelbarrow to death.

Adebayo said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the victim due to a brake failure while travelling at full speed.

Taofiq further stated that the victim was saved alive from the accident scene by LASTMA officers but died while he was being rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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