On Friday, passersby at the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway experienced a terrifying encounter. A yet-to-be-identified woman at the rear of a car was crushed to death by a falling 40-feet container.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, disclosed that the woman’s driver survived the accident unhurt.

Lagos: Tears As 40Ft Container Crushes Woman To Death
Photo from the scene of the accident

Taofiq said the accident occurred because the 40-foot-full-loaded container driver was travelling at high speed.

According to him, the driver of the Mack articulated truck and his motor boy fled the scene as soon as the accident occurred.

Rescue Operations

Taofiq added that LASTMA officials and passersby, including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), were involved in the rescue operations.

It reads: “A fully loaded 40ft Mack articulated truck today fell onto a Nissan Car (ABJ 692 BG).


It instantly killed a woman at the rear of the car.

The car driver survived unhurt with support from the LASTMA Officials at N.N.P.C. inward Estate, Alapere, Lagos.

Lastma Alabi Olukayode (Zone 2, Ogudu/Alapere) disclosed that Lastma handed over the evacuated dead body (woman) to policemen from Alapere Police Station.

Emergency Responders

“According to Zebra Alabi Olukayode, LASTMA officials and passersby, including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), were involved in the rescue operations.


“Other emergency responders at the scene of the fatal accident include Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS).

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the Police were also involved.


“Also at the accident scene were the LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki.

Others are, LASTMA Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement, and Compliance, Mr. Hakeem Adeosun, and the LASTMA rescue team.

The Warning

“General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olalekan Bakare Oki, however, warned motoring public, particularly truck drivers.

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He warned them to stop overspeeding and ensure their vehicles are properly checked, including the braking system.

They are expected to do this before embarking on any journey within or outside the state.”


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