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LASTMA official causes death of pregnant woman, her two sons, one other in Lagos road crash

LAGOS- A pregnant woman, her two sons, and a tricycle rider have reportedly been crushed to death in a car accident on Tuesday morning at Okota Roundabout, Ago Palace Way in Lagos.

Witnesses said the tragedy happened after a Toyota Sienna vehicle was being chased by an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, over an alleged violation of traffic rules, according to Vanguard. 

During the hot chase, the vehicle lost control as the LASTMA official was dragging the steering wheel with the driver while the vehicle was still in motion. This resulted in the driver ramming into the tricycle on Bayo Oyewale Street, killing the passengers on board.

The pregnant woman was said to be taking her children to school when the incident happened.

The lifeless body of the tricycle driver lay on the floor with his head crushed beyond recognition, as seen in a graphic video.

The fatal accident led to a protest as a mob descended on the LASTMA official but the timely intervention of policemen who arrived at the scene and saved the official from being lynched.

When contacted on the road crash involving its operative, a LASTMA official declined to comment but told Peoples Gazette that a statement would be issued on the incident.