April 13, 2024

Two die, four rescued in another truck accident in Lagos

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Two die, four rescued in truck accident in Lagos

Etim Ekpimah

A rider of a mini commercial bus (tricycle) with one passenger was crushed to death on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 around 12.30 pm.

The fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) was said to have experienced a brake failure and crushed three tricycles in a valley around the Synagogue Church of All Nations area of Ikotun.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were said to have rescued four accident victims inside the mini commercial buses (tricycles).

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said the accident, which happened around 12:30 pm on Tuesday, involved a fully-loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and four mini commercial buses (tricycles) with number plates (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF).

He added: “The driver of one of the mini commercial buses (tricycle) with one passenger died instantly. Those four (4) rescued accident victims by LASTMA personnel were 2 pregnant women and 2 children.

“LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to policemen from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed 3 tricycles by a valley around synagogue when going towards Ikotun.

“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.

“Other emergency responders including the Nigerian Policemen from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.”

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey.

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