May 23, 2024

Two killed, five injured in Lagos multiple accidents

Two killed, five injured in Lagos multiple accidents

Etim Ekpimah

Two people were killed and five others injured when a truck rammed into five vehicles on Eko Bridge in Lagos.

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) with other emergency responders, on Wednesday, 9 August 2023 carried out an emergency operation at the scene of a fatal accident on Eko bridge inward Alaka area of Lagos.

Akinde Olusola ‘Zebra’ (Zone 3 Iponri, LASTMA) who led the rescue team confirmed that the accident recorded 2 deaths (male and female) with 5 seriously injured.

LASTMA Olusola confirmed further that the fatal accident involved 6 private vehicles including a fully loaded ‘MAC’ truck with registration no (T-1501 LA).

According to preliminary investigation, the loaded ‘MAC’ truck while on a top speed collided with 5 other private vehicles including a commercial mini bus (Korope) as a result of brake failure.

He disclosed further that those 5 rescued accident victims and 2 dead bodies (male & female) were immediately taken to a nearby General Hospital with an ambulance belonging to LASEMA Response Unit (LRU).

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