The deceased identified as Mrs. Kikelomo
Bamidele was crushed at Ojota, Lagos,
southwest Nigeria, by a petrol tanker with
registration number Kano NSR 592 YQ while working inside the BRT lane near the
P.M.NEWS gathered that the road sweeper
died at the Lagos State Emergency Centre at the old toll gate of the Lagos-Ibadan
expressway where she was rushed.
Witnesses at the scene of the accident
revealed that the accident occurred as a result of break failure.
"The tanker driver had break failure and was trying to manouver the vehicle when he veered into the BRT Lane where he crushed the sweeper. The sweeper's leg was totally
crushed and she lost a lot of blood," a witness told P.M.NEWS.
The tanker also damaged another salon car on the road. The driver of the vehicle was unhurt.
An attempt by the tanker driver to escape
from the scene was foiled by a LASTMA staff who pursued and arrested him. He was promptly handed over to the police at Ogudu.
The vehicle was also taken to the station.
A source at the Ijora Olopa headquarters of LAWMA revealed that the deceased was
survived by five children.