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Four injured as ambulance runs into van in Lagos

FOUR male adults were reportedly injured, on Monday, in Lagos in an autocrash involving an ambulance and a mini van.

The incident occured at about 12:29pm at Stadium inward Barracks on Ikorodu Road.

It was gathered that the incident occured barely 16 hours after Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), rescued four adults comprising two males and two females in an autocrash near Abatti Barracks, on Ikorodu Road.

gathered that the Monday incident occured when the Ambulance which was in a convoy at that time rammed into a mini van with number plate AKD 676YC leaving the victims (all males) trapped but were rescued by emergency responders and taken to the Trauma Center, Gbagada.

Although the incident affected free flow of traffic in the area but this was attended to by men of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority LASTMA.

LASEMA Director General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said there was no loss of life but all the victims sustained different degrees of injuries.

He said, “”Further investigation revealed that while on motion, the ambulance in a convoy, hit the mini van from behind.
No loss of lives, but four adult males were left with injuries and were attended by the Agency’s premedical team at the incident scene and thereafter, taken to Randle General Hospital in Surulere for further medical attention.

“The Agency’s response team at the scene alongside LASTMA, and the Nigeria Police recovered the accidented vehicles off the road to a layby.

“The agency’s Paramedical Team has taken the victims to the Trauma Center in Gbagada.”

According to him, the incident was relayed to the agency through the state emergency lines, ” Today’s incident which was relayed to the Agency’s Emergency Operation Center, EOC, through the 767/112 Toll Free Lines at 12:29pm was attended in a record time of 10 minutes when the Agency’s Emergency Response Team, the Cobra Unit from Onipan arrived the incident scene exactly 12:39pm,”

At press time, he said the operation has been concluded adfing “Operation concluded. Agency’s Response Team heading back to base.”

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