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A woman has been reportedly killed in a crash along the Lagos – Abeokuta road when a container- laden truck fell on a vehicle parked by the roadside.

The crash which involved an articulated truck with registration number KRD 199 XW and a Honda car with marked BDG 669 FK occurred at Akute axis of the road.

Witnesses claimed that the driver of the car had parked off the road to get water nearby, leaving the female passenger in the vehicle.

Spokesman for Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi said the truck driver who was allegedly speeding lost control when he drove into potholes causing the trailer to fall on the car in which the woman was seated.

Mr Akinbiyi explained that officials of TRACE, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Fire Service and other stakeholders were involved in rescue efforts at the scene of the crash.

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He disclosed that the presumed dead woman was deposited at the Lagos State Emergency Unit, at Toll Gate area, while the affected vehicles and the truck driver were handed over to the police at Warewa Station .

Oluremi Olugbenro

 

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