A mother and her child have died a painful death after being crushed by a speeding trailer.
A pregnant woman and her child have lost their lives after a speeding trailer crushed them to death in Ebonyi state.
The Nation reported that the deceased, a middle aged woman whose child has been sick for few days has been battling to save the life of the little child thereby making her to harvest some of her crops to raise money.
According to an eyewitness, the driver of the trailer who was said to be on a very high speed could not control the heavy duty vehicle on sighting the woman.
It was also gathered that the driver immediately the incident occurred ran to a nearby police station to avoid mob action by the angry mob.
Some residents of the area, called on relevant authorities to ensure that there are speed bumps in some of the newly constructed roads in the rural areas as most drivers now take advantage of the good road to over speed.
They suggested that the speed bump would go a long way to safe the lives of the rural dwellers who are not yet accustomed to the fact that the roads are now major express road.