Three injured as truck rams into vehicles 

… LASTMA rescue victims 


CITIZENS COMPASS—Three people were injured on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, when a heavy-duty vehicle rammed into other vehicles in the Anthony area of Lagos State. 

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were said to have rescued the victims to the hospital. 

The accident occurred at Anthony Service Lane inward Town Planning Way when a Volvo six-tyre truck with number plate, T-17138LA, while on a top speed rammed into a Nissan Car with number plate, LSD 497 EY and two Volkswagen commercial buses with number plates, EKY 129 XT and KSF 815 XS. 

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the victims were passengers in one of the Volkswagen Commercial buses involved in the accident. 

“Preliminary investigations revealed that a Volvo six-tyre truck (T-17138LA) while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and rammed into a Nissan Car (LSD 497 EY) and 2 Volkswagen commercial buses (EKY 129 XT / KSF 815 XS). 

“While the truck driver ran away after the accident, Police men from Mosafejo Police Station provided security backup during the rescue operation by Lastma Officials.

“LASTMA Bakare Sulaiman Akanbi (Head, Zone 11 Anthony) who led the recovery operations confirmed that his team immediately evacuated the Volvo Truck and 3 other vehicles off the road for an unhindered free vehicular movement inward Town Planning. 

“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki however warned truck owners/drivers to always stop over speeding and ensure their trucks are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos.”


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