Three passengers, including a pregnant woman and a girl, have been reportedly crushed to death by a female motorist in the Agege area of Lagos State.
The accident happened on Iju-Ishaga Road around 4pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, when the woman’s car hit a tricycle conveying the passengers inward Agege.
According to Punch report, all the passengers including an elderly woman lost their lives while the tricycle rider sustained injuries and was rushed to a hospital.
An eyewitness, Mayokun Oluwadara, said commuters had shouted at the motorist to reduce her speed.
"A woman was driving a private car at top speed. People were shouting at her to slow down. The area is usually clumsy with people and traffic. Unfortunately, that road was clear that day and the woman saw it as an opportunity to race through. She hit the tricycle from behind," he narrated.
Oluwadara said good Samaritans rushed the pregnant woman and the young girl to the hospital, hoping that they could be saved.
"People were very particular about the pregnant woman and the small girl because of the pregnancy and the girl’s age. They were evacuated immediately. Some people said the pregnant woman and the girl might still be breathing. But they were dead because some of us saw that they were not moving at all,” he added.
It was further learnt that the female driver sped off towards the Agege Underbridge after the accident.
Residents were said to have alerted park operators in the area to stop the car. She was eventually intercepted at the Agege Underbridge and handed over to the police.
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident however, said the police had a record of one passenger, who died on the spot.