LASTMA confirms death of hawker on Kara Bridge


CITIZENS COMPASS– Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA),
says a make hawker was the victim who lost his life in a multiple accident on Kara Bridge on Thursday, February 9, 2023.


Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), gave the clarification in his situation report saying, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), today, rescued 2 major multiple accident victims and several others on ‘Kara’ bridge outward Lagos.


“The multiple accident which occurred around 7am today involved a fully loaded 40fts containerised truck with 5 other private vehicles.


“A male hawker selling died instantly during the accident.


The hawker’s corpse and several others rescued by LASTMA personnel were handed over to medical personnel on ground at the scene of the accident.”


How accidents occurred


“Preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded 40fts containerised truck developed a brake failure and crushed 4 other private vehicles (Passat Jeep AGL 323 GK), (A Camry MUS 270 HE), (Black colour Lexus Jeep) and (Black Prado Jeep) including an Hiace 18-seater commercial bus with passengers.


LASTMA’s intervention 


“The Head of LASTMA (Zebra) around Ojodu- Berger Mr. Mabunmi Abisola who led the LASTMA rescue team confirmed that the truck with 4 other accidented private vehicles involved in the fatal accident were immediately removed from ‘Kara’ bridge to pave ways for free flow of traffic to other road users.


“He disclosed that emergency responders at the scene of the accident include the Nigerian Police, Trace Officials and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).”


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