Truck crushes expectant mother, four others

A sand-laden truck at the popular Oshodi Bus stop in Lagos crushed a pregnant woman and four others to death

The truck was said to have belonged to a church. The truck hit three other vehicles before crushing the women.

According to information gathered, the truck lost control after its break failed. It crashed into a nearby garage at Oshodi Bridge where the woman was standing.

It was a awful sight as the truck pushed out the fetus of the pregnant woman.

The accident attracted nearby angry youths and social miscreants who rushed to the scene, blocked the road and attempted to torch the truck.

Nearby policemen at Makinde Division saved the driver from the angry youth from being lynched as he was trying to flee the scene

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According to an eyewitness, the truck was plunging the bridge at Oshodi but lost control as it was approaching the service lane.

The driver ran into a motor park and a market near the service lane.

Commuters at the bus ran to avoid being hit. Traders who abandoned their wares and ran came back to meet them destroyed.

Mr Samuel Ogundayo, the Oshodi Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, said 19 people were involved in the accident.

“A tipper had a brake failure; 19 people were involved but eight died instantly.

“They have been taken to the General Hospital in Ikeja and the Oshodi Health Centre,’’ Ogundayo said.

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