Pedestrian, passenger die, many injured in Lagos accidents
...LASTMA rescues driver, motor boy
CITIZENS COMPASS– A pedestrian and passenger have reportedly died while many others were injured on Tuesday, in two separate accidents that occurred at Isheri/Igando and Ikoyi areas of Lagos State.
Adebayo Taofiq, spokesperson, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), who confirmed the incidents to Citizens Compass said the Agency rescued all the injured victims to a nearby hospital.
According to the spokesperson, the Isheri accident which occurred at Unity B/Stop inward Isheri roundabout involved a PSP truck and Black Honda Civic car with number plate APP 79 HF.
He said the Ikoyi accident occurred at Alfred Rewane Road by Marriage Registry intersection.
Adebayo who disclosed this in his updates said, “The LASTMA Zonal Head around Isheri Mr Afolalu Gbenga who confirmed the accident said two people (pedestrian and passenger) died instantly in an accident that involved a PSP truck and Honda Civic car (black APP 79 HF) at Isheri Roundabout immediately after General Hospital.
“Mr. Gbenga confirmed further that the two dead accident victims were immediately handed over to Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) present at the scene of the accident by Lastma officials.
“Investigation revealed that a Honda Civic car lost control from the other end of the road as a result of serious over speeding and ran into a stationed PSP truck packing refuse by the road side at Isheri.
“The 2 accidented vehicles (PSP truck & Honda Civic car) were removed from the road by LASTMA officials in order not to cause serious impediment to free flow of traffic to motorists.
“Also, in a related development, another 2 severe accident victims and many others were rushed to hospital around Lagos Island for treatment by LASTMA officers around Ikoyi area of Lagos.
“The accident according to the LASTMA Head of Enforcement team around Ikoyi Bravo, Age Lukman involved a Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) truck and a fully loaded (goods) LT commercial bus (MUS 625 XY) around Alfred Rewane Road by marriage registry intersection inward Golden Gate, Ikoyi.
“Immediate investigation revealed that the fully loaded LT commercial bus developed brake failure and ran into a LAWMA truck on motion close to an intersection with high speed.
Bravo Lukuman disclosed further that while the driver of the LT commercial bus sustained serious internal injury on his back, his ‘motor boy’ had his right leg bone broken (fracture).
“While those 2 serious accident victims were rushed to the hospital, the PSP trucks and commercial LT bus were moved to Ikoyi Police Station for further investigations.”