Woman killed as container falls on her car in Lagos

Woman killed as container falls on her car in Lagos


A woman has been crushed to death after a 40-foot container fell on her car – a Nissan car with number plate ABJ 692 BG – at the Alapere area of Lagos State.

The driver of the Mack truck transporting the container reportedly lost control of the vehicle as a result of brake failure.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the driver of the truck and his motorboy fled the scene of the accident.

“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 officials by NNPCL inward Estate, Alapere, Lagos.

“The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed that 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 NNPCL inward Alapere, Ogudu, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos.

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

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