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Truck crushes 5-year-old girl while crossing Lagos expressway

Investigation is ongoing for possible arrest of the fleeing driver.

Crossing the expressway is prohibited (image used for illustrative purpose) [TGN]

The command's Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

Hundeyin said the information of the accident was received by the Iponri police Division on Saturday at about 11:30 am.

He said the accident happened at Iganmu under the bridge, inward Apapa, involving a truck driven by yet to be identified driver.

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The spokesperson said the girl and her mother were reportedly crossing the expressway when the truck hit and crushed her head, killing her on the spot.

Hundeyin said the police traffic officers from the division visited the scene and removed the corpse for burial by the family. He said investigation is ongoing for possible arrest of the fleeing driver.

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