Lagos: LASTMA rescues accident victim in Ikotun
As tricycle driver, passenger died instantly
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) yesterday, rescued four fatal accident victims in a commercial tricycle accident in Ikotun area of Lagos.
The accident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m., involved a fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and four mini commercial buses with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF).
The driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger died instantly.
The four rescued accident victims by LASTMA personnel were two pregnant women and two children.
LASTMA personnel immediately handed over the 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 three tricycles by a valley around synagogue on the way towards Ikotun.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with the crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.
Other emergency responders, including the Policemen from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.
Besides, General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey.