July 15, 2024

*LASEMA Response Team recovering lifeless body of adult male driver of the Toyota Jeep that rammed into a truck from behind at 7&8 Bus Stop inward Lagos Airport.

One dies in auto crash as LASEMA recovers corpse, wrecked jeep

Etim Ekpimah

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA has recovered the lifeless body of an adult male from an incident scene at 7 & 8 Bus Stop, inward Lagos Airport, where a Toyota Jeep rammed into a truck from behind.

The accident which occurred close to midnight, 20th August 2021 elicited the distress call to LASEMA around 11:50 pm via its 767/112 Toll Free Emergency Response Lines.

Head, Public Affairs, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said on Saturday that the action led to the overnight operation by the LASEMA Response Team that ended around 01:15 am.

“Though the seriously injured passenger in the Jeep had been rescued before the arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene, thorough professionalism ensured family members of the deceased was quickly contacted, enabling prompt recovery and evacuation of the corpse which was duly handed over to the family.”

He added that situation report given on the incident at the above location by the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu states: “On getting to the scene, the LRT discovered that a Toyota Jeep BDG732FD had an accident with a truck by running into it from behind.

“Further investigation revealed that the accident was due to reckless driving.

“Unfortunately, the driver of the Toyota Jeep lost his life, while the passenger sustained serious injuries and had been taken to a hospital before the arrival of the LRT.

*LASEMA Response Team recovering wreckage of Toyota Jeep with number plate BDG 732 FD that rammed a truck from behind at 7&8 Bus Stop.

“The LRT Bravo team deployed the agency’s light tow truck to manage the situation.

“The victim has been bagged and handed over to the family, while the vehicle has been recovered from the road to a layby with the agency’s light tow truck.”

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