A pregnant woman was crushed on Wednesday crushed to death by a trailer at Molete area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The tragedy occurred at about 9:52 am under Molete flyover.
Eyewitnesses said the accident occured when the deceased, along with two men, obviously miscalculated while crossing the road. They reportedly tried to beat the oncoming trailer but the pregnant woman fell near the road culvet where the trailer crushed her to immediate death. The two men were lucky to escape being hit.
The woman’s corpse was taken to the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital, Adeoyo by men of the Federal Road Safety Corpse (FRSC).
When contacted, the spokesman of the FRSC in Oyo State, Mr Seun Onijala, confirmed the incident. He said FRSC men quickly moved to the area and immediately cleared traffic obstruction while also depositing the corpse at the morgue.
Onijala, who is a Deputy Route Commander, said the articulated vehicle is a red colour DAF 85 without a plate number.
The driver was said to have been detained by police whose spokesman, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu, was however unavailable for comments as at press time.