Woman Dies As Container Crushes Car In Lagos


A yet-to-be-identified woman has been crushed to death by a 40-foot container at the Alapere area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the accident that involved a Mack 40-foot fully loaded container fell on a Nissan car with number plate ABJ 692 BG when the driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle due to speeding.

This was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq, on Friday.

According to the statement, the driver of the Mack articulated truck and his motorboy fled the scene of the collision.

Taofiq stated that LASTMA officials, Lagos State Ambulance Service, and other relevant agencies were present at the scene.

He added that the deceased was handed over to policemen at the Alapere Police Station.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Bakare Oki, urged motorists to avoid speeding and conduct a routine check on their vehicles before embarking on any journey.

The statement partly read, “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.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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