Residents of Magboro in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State were on Saturday thrown into mourning as a truck crushed a pregnant woman to death and injured her two-year-old child.
It was gathered that the incident occurred when the truck with registration number TTD-643ZY suddenly swerved into Magboro market after it suffered brake failure, which made the driver lose control.
Our correspondent, who visited the scene about 10:40am, observed that the truck also hit a car while a motorcycle was found stuck under it (truck).
It was gathered that the woman came to the market to get some foodstuffs before the terrible accident happened.
An eyewitness, who preferred to be anonymous, said the victim fell down after being hit by the truck as she struggled to save her child.
The eyewitness said, “She was the first person to see the truck coming. As the truck was coming uncontrollably, the pregnant woman was trying to run away with her little child, but the gown she wore hindered her from running faster. So, she fell, and the truck climbed on her.”
Another witness said the motorcyclist whose motorcycle got stuck under the truck escaped death as he jumped off his motorcycle.
The spokesperson for the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, when contacted after the incident, said, “They (FRSC officials) will send the report to me immediately they are done with the rescue.”
Our correspondent has, however, yet to get further updates as several calls to her line were not answered. Also, she has not responded to a text message sent to her before filing this report.