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Highway sweeper thrown off Third Mainland Bridge by speeding vehicle, dies

Highway sweeper thrown off Third Mainland Bridge by speeding vehicle, dies

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 the ground.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who was at the scene of the accident reported that the sweeper was hit when the vehicle had a burst tyre.

NAN reported that the accident occurred at about 11.00 a.m. behind Kam Salem House, the Police Headquarters annex at Obalende.

The driver of the vehicle, a military personnel, was said to be speeding when his tyre burst and the vehicle somersaulted.

The victim, according to eyewitnesses, was thrown over the bridge by the vehicle and landed on the ground.

The military personnel, who was also unconsciouss, was taken to the Military Hospital in Ikoyi in a tricycle, popularly known as `Keke Marwa’ by his colleagues.

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 salary she earned.

An official of Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), who spoke anonymously, confirmed to NAN that the driver of the car was on speed when the tyre burst.

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