Trailer crushes woman on Apapa-Oshodi ex­press­way

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola, La­gos

An uniden­ti­fied woman was yes­ter­day crushed to death when she at­tempted to cross the busy Oshodi -Apapa ex­press­way at Toy­ota bus stop in front of PZ Nigeria of­fice close to the The Guardian news­pa­pers in La­gos.

Wit­nesses said the woman, like other people, had crossed the ser­vice lane but was too slow on the main high­way as an on-com­ing fast mov­ing trailer ran over her, killing her in­stantly. A sym­pa­thiser, Mrs. Riskat Ayinla, blamed the woman’s death on govern­ment’s fail­ure to pro­vide a pedes­trian bridge at the Toy­ota bus stop. Our re­porter ob­served that the woman, who might be be­tween 50 and 55 years, had her skull crushed be­yond recog­ni­tion. She wore flat shoes and what ap­peared to be a brown gown.

Sym­pa­this­ers and cu­ri­ous on­look­ers as usual, gath­ered at the scene to catch a glimpse of the woman’s corpse which was ly­ing on the road at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

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