Truck crushes Abuja cab passenger to death.
A yet-to-be identified woman has died after a truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi she boarded in Nyanya, Abuja.
The incident, which occurred around 9.40am, saw the truck with number plate KSB 379 XA (Kwara) plowed into several vehicles, including that of the PUNCHman, before coming to complete a halt at the Nyanya bus stop.
Our correspondent, who was in his vehicle at the time of the crash, managed to escape without injuries.
The middle-aged victim, was sitting in the passenger seat of the parked taxi, and died on the spot.
The driver of the taxi, who was immediately pulled out of the mangled car, was rushed to hospital.
It was learnt that the truck suffered a brake failure at the Mogadishu Barracks and was heading out of the Federal Capital Territory.
The driver of the truck abandoned the vehicle and took to his heels.
Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps and police personnel were at the scene of the accident to assess the situation and control the ensuing traffic.