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Driver, motor boy trapped as truck falls in Lagos


The motor boy of the truck (left) sits in an LRU emergency service vehicle and the driver boy (right) lies down to receive medical help from medics. PHOTO: MARCEL MBAMALU

A truck driver and his motor boy were temporarily trapped under a container-bearing when truck in which they were travelling fell at the Toyota end of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway inward Mile 2 on Sunday.

Although men of the Nigerian police arrived early at the scene of the accident, they were unable to rescue the trapped driver and the motor boy until the arrival of the men of the Lasema Response Unit.

They were first attended to at the scene by the medics before being taken to an undisclosed hospital.

One of the motor boys, who came out unhurt, said the driver lost the control of the truck while trying to avoid hitting a smaller vehicle about a hundred metres away.

Expectedly, the accident caused traffic to build up in the axis.

Our correspondent who was at the scene said  all vehicles coming from Anthony/Oshodi end of the expressway were now taking Airport Road creating a serious traffic jam along that road.

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