Tragic! Woman crushed by container inside her car in Lagos


The container on top of the car of the victim

By Chiazo Ogbolu

A yet-to-be identified woman has been crushed to death by a 40-feet container that fell on her car at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday.

Eyewitnesses were unable to rescue the qoman from her car which was crushed by the container that fell of a speeding truck

Her driver, however, survived the accident unhurt, according tonthe Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

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Its Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Mr Taofiq Adebayo, stated that the driver of the articulated truck carrying the container and his assistant fled the scene as soon as the accident occurred.

“Preliminary investigation showed that the fleeing truck driver was driving on high speed when he experienced brake failure and lost control of the vehicle.

“The truck rammed into the car and spilled the container on top of it.

“LASTMA already handed the evacuated corpse of the woman to the police,’’ Adebayo stated. (NAN) (

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