How 40ft Container Laden With Goods Crushed Car, Woman In Lagos

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting 

A 40-foot container laden with goods on Friday fell on a Nissan car with Registration Number ABJ 692 BG, crushing a female occupant of the car instantly to death while the driver of the truck escaped unhurt.

Stonix News recalled that a similar scenario played out barely a week ago in Osun State when a truck laden with a container of cashew nuts fell on a woman – a staff of the Osun State University – in her car crushing her to death.

In a statement signed on Friday by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, the driver and motor boy of the articulated truck, bolted away after the fatal accident occurred.

According to the LASTMA statement, “A fully loaded 40-foot Mack articulated truck today fell on a Nissan Car (ABJ 692 BG) and instantly killed a woman at the rear of the car while the car driver survived unhurt with support by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Officials by N.N.P.C. inward Estate, Alapere, Lagos.

“The driver of the Mack articulated truck with his motor-boy ran away immediately after the fatal accident occurred.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of Mack articulated a 40-foot fully loaded container while on high speed, lost control as a result of a brake failure, and rammed into a moving Nissan car on motion by N.N.P.C. inward Alapere, Ogudu, along the Lagos-Ibadan Motorway, Lagos.

“LASTMA Alabi Olukayode (Zone 2, Ogudu/Alapere) disclosed that his team handed over the evacuated dead body (woman) to policemen from Alapere Police Station.”

According to Zebra Alabi Olukayode, “LASTMA officials and passersby, including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), were involved in the rescue operations.

“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, the LASTMA Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement, and Compliance, Mr. Hakeem Adeosun, and the LASTMA rescue team.

“General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Olalekan Bakare Oki, however, warned the motoring public, particularly truck drivers, to stop over-speeding and ensure their vehicles are properly checked, including the braking system, before embarking on any journey within or outside the state.”

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