Truck crushes woman to death in Lagos

...Driver, Motor Boy escape

CITIZENS COMPASS– A female occupant of a Nissan Car has reportedly been brushed to death in an accident involving the car and a truck in the Alapere, Ogudu along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, April 12, 2024.

The fully loaded 40fts Mack articulated truck which was on top speed was said to have suffered brake failure and fell on a Nissan Car with number plate, ABJ 692 BG and instantly killed the woman who was one of the occupants in the car when the crash occurred at day time.

The car driver was said to have survived unhurt with the assistance of the officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) by N.N.P.C, inward Estate, Alapere, Lagos.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the driver of the Mack articulated truck with his motor-boy ran away immediately after the fatal accident occurred.

He said, “Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of Mack articulated 40 ft fully loaded container, while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and rammed into a moving Nissan car on motion by N.N.P.C inward Alapere, Ogudu along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos.

“LASTMA Alabi Olukayode  (Zone 2, Ogudu/Alapere) disclosed that LASTMA handed over the evacuated body to Policemen from Alapere Police Station.
“According to Zebra Alabi Olukayode,

“LASTMA officials and passers-by including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) were involved in the rescue operations.

“Other emergency responders at the scene of the fatal accident include Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the Police.

Also at the accident scene were the LASTMA General Manager, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, LASTMA Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement, and Compliance Mr. Hakeem Adeosun, and the LASTMA rescue team.

“General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare Oki, however warned motoring public particularly truck drivers to stop overspe#eding and ensure their vehicles are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside the State.”

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