A traffic policewoman has been crushed to death in an accident involving a truck and five vehicles in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro found that the driver of the truck, which was transporting noodles to the Lekki axis on Thursday, skidded off the road due to brake failure.
He reportedly rammed into vehicles at the Shoprite end of the Lekki-Epe highway, where he allegedly knocked down the policewoman.
Our correspondent, who was at the scene of the incident, learned that the body had been removed by her colleagues, and the truck towed to the Maroko police division.
An eyewitness, who identified himself only as Bayo, said: “An SUV broke down in the middle of the road towards Lekki this morning (Thursday). are held on the median and began to control the traffic caused by the vehicle.The police officer was backing oncoming vehicles from the toll barrier as she stood on the median when a truck came from behind, scaled the culvert and overturned her.The truck also damaged nearly five vehicles on the other side of the road.
An official from the Lekki Concession Company, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deceased was done with traffic control and was walking to meet her colleagues when she was struck from behind .
The LCC official said she died instantly.
“It is true that the medical officials did not arrive early, but there was nothing they could have done,” she added.
Another eyewitness, Arike, said the driver tried to flee but was caught and handed over to police.
Images of the accident seen by our correspondent showed the victim lying motionless on the road.
State Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident.
He said, “The officer was an ASP. She was a traffic cop on duty around Shoprite near Lekki Toll Gate and was run over by a Foton mini truck with license plate FST 398 YD. The driver was identified as Tunde Oyeyinka. He was arrested and detained. The corpse was also deposited in a morgue.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Nosa Okunbor also confirmed the incident, adding that staff from the Lagos State Ambulance Service had been deployed to the scene. .