By Ibrahim Adeleke
The operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said they rescued 12 fatal accident victims who were trapped inside a commercial bus that ran into a petrol tanker by Secretariat before Oando Filling Station inward Otedola Bridge in Lagos as one of the passengers died.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA, Taofiq Adebayo, in a statement, said the accident which occurred around 5pm on Tuesday had the driver of a commercial bus (KJA 364 YA) and another 12 passengers trapped.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the commercial bus had a brake failure and ran into a tanker trailer while on motion.
“One of the victims died instantly while others were handed over to medical personnel (Emergency Responder) who came to the scene by LASTMA Officials.”
The LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers to always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any journey within or outside the State.