Conductor killed as truck tumbles
A conductor to a heavy-duty truck conveying a loaded container was yesterday crushed to death after the truck with registration number GGE 756 XK fell at Onipanu Bus Stop along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
Although it was not the truck that crushed the motorboy, reporters gathered that it was a Toyota Camry with registration number BDG 981 DP that was coming behind it on a high speed that rammed into the truck, killing the motorboy in the process.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Kehinde Adebayo, said both drivers of the Toyota Camry and the truck escaped unhurt.
Adebayo, who spoke on behalf of LASEMA General Manager, Michael Akindele, said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident.
While advising motorists to adhere to all traffic rules and regulations to avoid incidents such as that, he said the agency mobilized to the scene immediately it got the alert.
He said: “The agency received an alert via the emergency number 112/767 regarding a fallen container truck on Ikorodu Road, Onipanu which prompted the immediate response of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) to the scene of the incident.
Information gathered at the scene of the accident revealed that the container driver lost control and tumbled. It ended up blocking the entire expressway.