Truck assistant dies, driver injured in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– A truck assistant had lost his life on Wednesday, while the driver was injured in a lone accident at Alakara area of Mushin, Lagos State.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, disclosed this to Citizens Compass.

The Agency said the accident involved an empty oil tanker at about 2.16am.

LASEMA in it’s updates said the truck driver was under medical treatment at press time.

in his updates, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA Permanent Secretary, said the agency arrived the scene at about 2.25am.

According to him, “The timely recovery operation was in response to the distress call received by the Agency at 02:16a.m followed by a swift 02:25a.m arrival time at Alakara, Mushin Bus Stop.

“The prompt response of the Agency forestalled fire outbreaks and other secondary incidents at the accident scene, with swift recovery of the yet-to-be-identified Truck Assistant that lost his life in the accident.

“The LRT on arrival met a lone accident involving an empty oil tanker at the above-mentioned location.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving.

“A male adult (Truck Assistant) lost his life to the incident, while the driver of the empty oil tanker sustained severe injuries and was quickly taken to the hospital.

“The tanker has been successfully recovered off the road to avert secondary incidents and handed over to officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Alakara Police Station.

“The bagged commodity (remains of the Truck Assistant) was also handed over to the Police officers at the incident scene for further processing,”

Osanyintolu said, “LRT, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and the Nigeria Police were responders at the scene.

“Recovery operation concluded.”

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