By Dayo Badmus,
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today rescued another 4 fatal accident victims inside tricycles around Ikotun area of Lagos.
The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm today involved a fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and 4 tricycles with registration nos (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) & (AKL 87 QF).
According to Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA, the driver of one of the tricycles and one passenger died instantly.
The four rescued by LASTMA personnels were 2 pregnant women and 2 children.
They were immediately handed over 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 3 tricycles by a valley around synagogue on its 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 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.