Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have rescued two pregnant women and two children in a multiple accident which killed two persons in Ikotun, a Lagos suburb.
LASTMA Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement issued Tuesday, said that the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.
“The accident involved a fully loaded container truck with registration number JJJ 125 and three tricycles.
“The driver of one of the tricycle with one passenger died instantly.
“Those four rescued victims by LASTMA personnel were two pregnant women and two children,” he said.
Taofiq said that LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to the policemen from Ikotun station who took them to the general hospital for treatment.
“A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue when going toward Ikotun.
“The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun police station.
“Other emergency responders including the Nigeria Police men from Ikotun were at the scene of the accident,” he said.
He added that the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure their trucks were properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.