Mercedes Benz truck crushes nursing mother to death


A Nursing mother of a three-month-old baby was on Saturday killed by a Mercedes Benz truck in Orile Elmo junction on Siun-Sagamu interchange expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi said the accident was caused by speeding and dangerous driving by the truck driver.

“The accident was caused by speeding and reckless driving by the truck driver. The truck ran over the woman while attempting to cross the road to the other side to Siun and killed her.

“We were made to understand that the woman was nursing a three-month-old baby before her sudden death.

“The driver of the truck with registration number PKP 464 XA is on the run while the police are making efforts to tow the truck to their station,” the TRACE spokesman said.

He said the remains of the woman had been handed over to her family.

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Afolabi Adesola is a Nigerian based financial journalist that has the passion for demystifying figures to tell clearer business stories. During her free time, she reads journals and novels. She loves watching movies, and Nigerian sitcoms. She co-runs a mini NGO #ProjectSALT, setup in support of today’s African Lady.

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