Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Thursday, 14 September, 2023, rescued three victims of a ghastly auto crash in Lagos, reports thegazellenews.com.
The LASTMA officials stated that a fully loaded tanker rammed into six vehicles while on motion around Gbagada bridge inward Ifako along Oworonsoki Expressway, Lagos.
LASTMA Oduyebo Oluwole ‘Zebra’ (Zone 2) disclosed that the accident caused severe congestion for road users moving from 3rd Mainland Bridge going towards Ifako by Oworonsoki Expressway.
According to the report, preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the fully loaded tanker after losing control due to brake failure rammed into six other vehicles: three commercial vehicles, three private cars and one LASTMA bike while descending Gbagada bridge inward Ifako on the expressway.
LASTMA Oluwole confirmed that the rescued victims were severely injured and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital for medical treatment by a LASTMA Trooper who was also among those wounded during the accident.
He confirmed further that the accident occured around 6:10pm, on Thursday, 14 September, 2023, policemen from Alonge Police Station at Oworonsoki were equally at the scene of the accident.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba however called on Association regulating activities of tanker operators to always educate their drivers on the need to observe speed limit whenever they are driving on public roads.