In a heartbreaking incident that occurred on Monday, November 13th, 2023, two female officials of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) were struck by a vehicle around Charly Boy bus stop in the Gbagada area of Lagos State.
Eyewitnesses described the accident as ghastly, stating that the two LAWMA women were carrying out their duties when a Sienna vehicle hit them. The driver’s motives or actions leading to the accident remain unclear.
“It was a ghastly accident, two LAWMA women were just knocked down by a Sienna vehicle while they were carrying out their duty,” said one source. “We don’t know what was wrong with the driver; he just drove straight here and hit the two women. It is such a pity.”
The driver involved in the accident has been apprehended and handed over to the police. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks faced by frontline workers carrying out essential public services and the need for increased awareness on road safety. The thoughts and condolences of the community go out to the affected LAWMA officials and their families during this difficult time.