Tragedy in Badagry: Container falls off trailer crushing car occupant to death

by Isi Esene

A container on the back of a trailer yesterday fell on a Mazda car on the Lagos-Badagry expressway killing on person.

Both vehicles were said to be on their way to Badagry. An occupant of the car with registration number, NJ 339 ARB, died in the accident while the other occupants escaped with varying injuries.

Both vehicles were reported to have been on top speed trying to negotiate a pothole on a bad portion of the road when the container fell from the trailer.

Austin Ahigbe who witnessed the accident said, “There were five passengers in car but only one of them died.”

Akhigbe said they were able to gather that occupants of the car were coming from Ibadan and heading to Seme, Benin Republic to trade.

Commander of the Iba/Volks Unit, Segun Aladenika, who confirmed the incident, said it occurred at Iyana Ishashi area of the expressway.

“FRSC officials were able to remove the victims without any problem. But the occupants of the car insisted on taking the body of the dead man away. We later cleared off the road for easy flow of traffic,” Aladenika said.

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