A woman who was billed to travel abroad today, lost her life after she was hit by a speeding car.
The woman was killed early this morning in an auto crash resulting from reckless driving of a driver.
The Lagos Emergency Management Agency said that the accident occurred at about 2.30am around the Stadium Bus Stop in Surulere, Lagos.
The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said in his report that:
“A distress call was received via the state emergency Number 767/112 on Thursday, 19th January, 2017 at about 2.03 a.m. regarding an accident at Stadium Bus Stop inward Alaka Surulere.
According to reports, this prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Emergency Response Team to the scene of the incident. Preliminary investigation conducted by the agency’s team at the scene revealed that a black Camry car with Federal Capital Territory registration number, KUJ 412 AA ran into s slow moving trailer with registration number EKY 668 XL and loaded with granite.
The immediate cause of the incident was attributed to reckless driving and speeding of a Camry car driver, who didn’t notice the slow moving truck driving inward Stadium Bus stop.
According to Tiamiyu, a passerby who witnessed the accident says the yet to be identified lady, a middle age woman, was billed to travel to the U.S. on Thursday.
However, the driver of the Camry car, who was extricated from the mangled car by the Agency ERT sustained injuries and has been taken to the trauma centre by the Lagos State Ambulance Service officials.
Tiamiyu expressed dismay that officials of the agency who were at the scene for rescue were attacked by some youths during the rescue operation.
NAN reports that the Nigeria Police will carry out further investigation on the incident.