Truck crushed pregnant woman to death in Ibadan


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A young pregnant woman was on Wednesday morning crushed to death by an articulated vehicle while trying to cross the road at Molete area of Ibadan. The incident happened beneath the Molete flyover linking Beere/Oje to Challenge roundabout.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Commission, Public Education Officer, Mr Seun Onijala said a red coloured articulated vehicle, without plate number crushed a pregnant woman to death.

Onijala said that three people were involved in the accident. They were two males and one pregnant woman who were trying to cross the road.

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“The two men escaped unhurt while the pregnant woman slipped and fell while trying to cross the road and was crushed by the vehicle.

He clarified the cause of the accident to probably be “an error in judgment by the deceased victim while attempting to cross the road as the articulated vehicle was approaching,’’ he said.

The corpse of the deceased had been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital Adeoyo while the obstruction on the road had been duly cleared by FRSC personnel.

Consequently, the driver of the vehicle has been detained in the custody of the Oyo State Police Command at Eleyele, Ibadan.

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