Trailer Crushes Woman To Death


A sachet water seller identified as Mrs. Anulugwo Uchena was yesterday crushed to death in Egbeda, Lagos State by a trailer with registration number XS 298 LND.

A witness told P.M NEWS that the mother of five was crushed to death while the trailer driver was trying to avoid a bad portion of the road abandoned by Plycon Construction Company, the outfit that got the road construction contract from Lagos State Government.

“It was really sad because this woman wouldn’t have died if not for the nonchalant attitude of the construction company. The trailer driver was trying to avoid a bad portion of the road, and rather than cause multiple casualties by hitting commercial vehicles at the bus stop, he swerved to the other side where the woman was crushed. She died on the spot,” the witness said.

P.M NEWS gathered that late last year, a man identified as Jimoh, a.k.a. Jomokiyata was also crushed to death on the spot by a trailer under the same circumstance.

The incident has however caused anger among youths of the area who have given the authorities of Plycon a 41-day ultimatum to complete work on the road or face massive protest from the youths.

President of the Egbeda/Akowonjo youths, Wahab Ogunji, otherwise known as Ajere, noted that the youths will not want to take the law into their hands, but urged the authorities concerned to make sure the road construction is completed within the stipulated time “because we won’t fold our arms and watch our people die unnecessarily again.”

Ajere therefore called on the state government to assist the children of the late Mrs. Uchena. “This will go a long way because the deceased was a divorcee, and she was the only one taking care of her five children before the untimely death.”

The body of the deceased woman has been deposited in the mortuary.

—Bayo Adetu

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