Truck kills pregnant woman, several others in ghastly Oshodi accident

Truck kills pregnant woman, several others in ghastly Oshodi accident

A truck belonging to Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Church was involved in a ghastly accident that left many dead and several injured at the Oshodi area of Lagos yesterday.

The truck which was reportedly headed to Mile 2 experienced brake failure and crashed into people who were waiting for a bus at the Oshodi bus stop. The driver of the truck which was conveying sand immediately disembarked and fled but was arrested by policemen shortly thereafter.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide recounted the incident to reporters yesterday.

She said, “At exactly 12pm, a fatal motor accident occurred at Oshodi, Motor Park. When police officers from Makinde Division led by the Divisional Police Officer arrived at the scene, they discovered that it was caused by a tipper, which was carrying sand, along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, inward Mile 2 service lane.

“The tipper, with number plate, JJJ824XD, owned by the Lords chosen Church, lost control due to a brake failure and ran into three stationary vehicles in the park. In the process, all the vehicles got damaged while five yet-to-be identified female pedestrians lost their lives.

“One of the deceased was a pregnant woman, whose foetus also gushed out, bringing the casualty figure to six in number. About five people were also injured and they are currently receiving treatment at LASUTH.

“We have apprehended the driver of the truck, whose name is Lawrence Nwaodu, 45 years. The four vehicles involved have been taken to LASTMA office, while calm has also returned in the area.