A truck conveying a tractor crushed to death an unidentified woman in a taxi she boarded in Nyanya metropolis of Abuja.
The incident, which occurred around 9.40am on Wednesday, saw the truck with number plate KSB 379 XA (Kwara) plowed into several vehicles; before heading to a stop at the Nyanya bus stop.
The middle-aged victim, that sat in the passenger seat of the parked taxi; died on the spot.
While the driver of the taxi, who residents immediately pulled out of the mangled car; was rushed to hospital.
1st News learnt that the truck suffered a brake failure at the Mogadishu Barracks; and was heading out of the Federal Capital Territory.
The driver of the truck abandoned the vehicle and took to his heels.
Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps and police personnel visited the scene of the accident to assess the situation; and control the ensuing traffic.