A female pedestrian was crushed to death on Thursday morning at Berger area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by a container after it fell from a moving trailer.
The trailer was heading out of Lagos around 7a.m when it lost one of its tyres, making the driver to lose control of the truck momentarily.
Witnesses said that as he struggled to regain control of the truck, it tipped over to its right side.
As the truck fell, it landed on the woman, who was walking beside the road, in search of a commercial bus to her destination.
The unidentified woman died instantly while a gridlock formed on the outbound Lagos side of the busy expressway.
Traffic officials moved to the scene and were able to lift the truck and its container with a crane back on the trailer’s tyres.
A First Information Report prepared by the Federal Road Safety Commission said the accident occurred at 6.55a.m and involved a red Mack truck (XZ 637 EPE); a white Mack truck (XV 500 KRD); and a white Mazda bus (BWR 856 XA).
The FIR said five men and one woman were affected in the crash. It noted that the woman died while the men escaped unhurt.
The woman’s corpse was taken to Bemil Mortuary, Ojodu, Lagos by an FRSC ambulance marked Rs857A01.
Source: Punch News