Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today, Tuesday, 31 January, 2023, rescued another four fatal accident victims inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun area of Lagos.
The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm today, Tuesday, 31 January, 2023, involved a fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and four mini commercial buses (tricycles) with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF)
The driver of one of the mini commercial bus (tricycle) 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 Police men 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 area when going 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 Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.