Lagos - A highway sweeper under the Lagos
State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Wednesday lost her life when a
vehicle knocked her off the Third Mainland Bridge to ground.
A Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who was
at the scene of the accident reports that the sweeper was hit when the vehicle
had a bust tyre.
NAN reports that the accident occurred at about 11 a.m.
behind Kam Salem House, the Police Headquarters annex at the Obalende.
The driver of the vehicle, military personnel, was said to
be speeding when his tyre burst and the vehicle somersaulted severally.
The victim, according to eyewitnesses was flung into the air
and thrown over the bridge to the ground.
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The unconscious military personnel was taken to the nearby
Military Hospital in Ikoyi in a tricycle, popularly known as "Keke Marwa’’ by
The victim, who was identified as Bisi by her colleagues was
said to be a dutiful worker who loved her job with passion in spite of the
little salary she earned.
An official of Lagos State Transport Management Authority
(LASTMA), who spoke anonymously, confirmed to NAN that the owner of the Peugeot
407 car was on speed when the tyre burst.
As at the time of this report, the mangled body of the
victim was covered with cellophane wrapping and cloth while her colleague
awaited their managers to arrive at the scene.