Tragic: One Dies as Truck Crushes Taxi in Abuja

Tragic: One Dies as Truck Crushes Taxi in Abuja

A woman has died after a truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi in Nyanya, Abuja.

The incident, which occurred at 9.40 am, saw the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) plough into several vehicles, including that of Punch Metro, before coming to a halt at Nyanya bus stop.

A Punch Metro correspondent, who was in his vehicle at the time of the accident, survived without visible injuries.

The deceased, a middle-aged woman was sitting in the passenger seat of the parked taxi, which was the last affected vehicle died on the spot.

The driver of the taxi, who was immediately pulled out of the mangled car was rushed to the hospital.

It was learnt that the truck developed failed brakes at Mogadishu Barracks, outbound the Federal Capital Territory, several kilometres before it came to a stop.

The driver of the truck was said to have abandoned it and taken to his heels.

Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps and police have since arrived on the scene.

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2 comments

  1. Chai nawa o what a tragedy….the driver should be looked for, most these drivers will not carry out a thorough check on their vehicles before plying the road hence most of the unfortunate incidents.

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