No fewer than two people lost their lives on Wednesday, when a ‘MAC’ Truck with the registration no (T-1501 LA) crashed into a total of five vehicles, leaving several people with serious injuries on the ever-busy Eko Bridge in Lagos.
The Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment at LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed this incident while addressing the newsmen.
He explained that the collision was as a result of the ‘MAC’ Truck’s excessive speed, leading it to crash into five other private vehicles, including a commercial mini bus (Korope), due to brake failure.
The director, made known that, LASTMA Akinde Olusola ‘Zebra’ (Zone 3 Iponri), was the one who confirmed the accident after he led the rescue team to the scene.
Taofiq, further said that, Olusola confirmed that the accident recorded 2 deaths (male and female) with 5 seriously injured.
He further said, those 5 rescued accident victims and 2 dead bodies were immediately taken to nearby General Hospital with an ambulance belonging to Lasema Response Unit (LRU).
“Those 6 vehicles involved in the fatal accident include a fully loaded truck (T-150 IL), Lexus Jeep (LSP 795 EW), Toyota Camry (AKD 606 HH), Toyota (LND 217 GX), Mini- bus (FKJ 77 YG and (LSR 952 HZ).
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, through Taofiq, took the opportunity to remind all motorists, especially truck drivers, to ensure their vehicles are in proper working condition before embarking on journeys within the State.
He emphasized the agency’s dedication to educating drivers, especially those operating commercial buses, about the dangers of speeding.
Oreagba therefore extended his heartfelt condolences to all the victims families.
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