Woman Dies as Truck Crushes Taxi in Abuja

A huge truck conveying a tractor has crushed one woman to death in Abuja. The truck after it suffered brake failure ran into the way of many vehicles until it came to halt at Nyanya bus-stop.

Punch reported that the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) ran into several vehicles on the way after it brake failed while on speed.

Meanwhile, quite a number of vehicles that the truck ran into had nobody in it. So, the vehicles were just badly damaged. However, a middle-aged woman was not fortunate enough to make it out of a taxi alive.

According to the report, the unidentified woman sat in front of a taxi parked in Nyanya bus-stop when the truck rammed it. It was reported that the driver of the taxi was immediately pulled out and rushed to the hospital after he suffered serious injury.

Sadly, the woman died instantly at the spot. A source who pleaded anonymous told newsmen that the incident happened around 9:40 am today. He disclosed that the brake of the truck had failed at Mogadishu Barracks, which is several kilometers away from the accident scene.

He added that the truck driver was nowhere to be found after the incident. The driver left the truck and took to his heels out of fear.

Obviously, it didn’t take long before the gory scene began to attract the attention of commuters around the area.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Police have arrived at the accident scene. The body of the deceased has been taken to the morgue.

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