Tragedy struck in the once serene Ndubia, Izzi LGA of Ebonyi State when a pregnant woman and her kid were crushed to death by a heavy-duty trailer, while on their way to sell cassava in the local market, to raise the funds required to settle the bills incurred when she had taken her sick child for treatment at a hospital.
According to eye witness accounts, the trailer, which had been speeding through the untarred neighbourhood, lost control and veered unto the lane used by pedestrians.
Unfortunately for the victims, a sudden obstacle tipped the trailer over, it landed and came to rest on its side, albeit on top of the young mother and child, thereby crushing them to death instantly.
The driver’s assistant who also got injured in the accident was quickly rushed to St. Vincent Hospital, Ndubia, for medical treatment and is said to be responding to treatment.
The trailer driver, who escaped from suffering any injuries was quickly whisked off to the Police Station by other security operatives on the scene to forestall mob action from the angry crowd that had gathered on the scene.
Below are pictures of the accident scene. Viewer discretion is advised: