Truck Crushes Pregnant Woman to Death in Ogun, Child Hospitalised

Truck Crushes Pregnant Woman to Death in Ogun, Child Hospitalised

  • A pregnant woman has been sent to her early grave following an accident which occurred in Ogun state
  • The woman's two-year-old child was wounded in the accident, which occurred during the weekend and taken to the hospital
  • The Ogun state sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has reacted to the unfortunate incident

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Ogun state, Abeokuta - A truck crushed a pregnant woman to death and injured her two-year-old child in Magboro, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun state on Saturday, September 9.

Truck accident, Magboro market in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, FRSC
The FRSC has swung into action after a pregnant woman was crushed to death by a truck. Photo credit: Federal Road Safety Corps Nigeria
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The Punch reported that the truck driver lost control of the vehicle after it developed brake failure and veered into the market, hitting several people and objects.

Truck crushes motorcycle in Ogun

The truck also smashed a car and a motorcycle, which were trapped under it. The truck driver was said to have fled the scene immediately after the accident.

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The pregnant woman, whose identity is yet to be identified, was said to have come to the market to buy some food items when the tragedy struck.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity but was at the scene of the incident said:

“She was the first person to see the truck coming. As the truck was coming uncontrollably, the pregnant woman was trying to run away with her little child, but the gown she wore hindered her from running faster. So, she fell, and the truck climbed on her.”

When contacted after the incident, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, said:

“They (FRSC officials) will send the report to me immediately after they are done with the rescue.”

2 feared dead as truck crushes Okada rider

Meanwhile, tragedy struck on Tuesday, March 15, in Lagos state, following the death of two brothers whose lives were cut short and their families thrown into mourning.

An accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle claimed the lives of the two brothers at Eleganza bus stop in Lekki/Ajah road.

It was gathered that the trailer was vandalized and set ablaze.

Students protest in Lagos after truck crushed schoolmates

In a related report, aggrieved students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School took to the streets of Lagos over the tragic and sudden death of their schoolmates.

Legit earlier reported that a truck reportedly suffered a brake failure and rammed into school children along Isheri Road in Lagos state.

It was reported that at least 13 students were feared dead, though the report stated that the exact number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.


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