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Pregnant woman crushed to death in Ibadan

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[FILE PHOTO] Ibadan

A pregnant woman was yesterday morning crushed to death by a truck while trying to cross the road at Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened beneath the Molete flyover linking Beere/Oje to Challenge roundabout.

Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Public Education Officer, Seun Onijala, said a red articulated vehicle, without a plate number crushed the woman to death.

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Onijala said three people were involved in the accident: two males and the pregnant woman.

“The two men escaped unhurt while the pregnant woman slipped and fell while trying to cross the road and was crushed by the vehicle. Probable cause of crash is attributable to error in judgment by the deceased victim while attempting to cross the road as the articulated vehicle was approaching,’’ he said.

He said that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital Adeoyo while the obstruction on the road had been duly cleared by FRSC personnel.

Onijala also said that the driver of the vehicle was currently in custody of the Oyo State Police Command at Eleyele, Ibadan.


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