Truck Kills one, Injures Another in Lagos

(Last Updated On: 2017-05-23)



Atleast one person has died and another injured after a truck fell on Monday at the toll gate end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

It was gathered that the trailer developed mechanical fault and fell on the road, leaving the motor boy dead while the driver escaped death.

The accident was said to have led to massive gridlock in the axis as motorists spent hours to navigate through the scene of the accident.

Investigation carried out at the scene by the Emergency Rescue Team, ERT of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), revealed that the trailer with number plate LSD 379 XT, suddenly developed mechanical fault and fell on the road.

Eyewitness narrated that the driver (Olatunji Akande) and motor boy (Lekan) were trapped after the vehicle fell on the road. But while Lekan survived, his master was not lucky as he was confirmed dead by the emergency officials.

General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, who confirmed the tragedy, said the trapped driver was rescued alive and taken to the trauma centre for treatment while the motor boy (Lekan) was confirmed dead and was handed over to the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

“The Agency carried out the recovery operation with the aid of its heavy-duty equipment (crane and low bed) to evacuate the trailer and the container off the road,” Tiamiyu said.

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