A 16-year-old boy on Sunday crushed a 50-year old woman to death while trying to test his driving skills with his mother’s car at the Arena Shopping Mall, Oshodi, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the victim, Mrs Tuale Iwejim, was walking to where she was to buy goods for her shop when she was crushed by the Sports Utility Vehicle.
While the teenager struggled with the car, he was said to have put it in reverse and hit the 50-year-old a second time.
The woman was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere, where she had surgery before her death on Thursday, September 4, 2020.
The deceased’s husband, Christopher Iwejim, told our correspondent that his wife suffered life-threatening injuries from the accident.
He stated, “We were told that the boy and his mother went to the market to buy some things. After they did, the woman asked the son to wait for her in the car so that she could go and pack the remaining items.
Our correspondent learnt that the N400,000, which the Delta State indigene borrowed to buy goods in the market, was stolen while she was being extricated from the wreckage.
Christopher noted that his wife was taken to a private hospital in the area, from where she was referred to LUTH.
The son, Amos, said his mother spent about three weeks at the hospital, where doctors battled to save her life.