PHOTOS: One Dies, Driver Rescued In Lagos Lone Accident

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday rescued an unconscious tanker driver, as his motor-boy was found dead during a lone accident at Anthony ‘Oke’ inward the Gbagada area of Lagos State.

The LASTMA Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, revealed this in a statement posted on the agency’s X handle on Saturday.

Taofiq noted in the press statement that the lone accident happened at Barracks Bus Stop,Opposite Total Filling Station, ascending Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge inward Gbagada.

The statement read, “Immediate investigation revealed that the driver of the containerised truck with registration number T 20345 LA lost control due to a brake failure and immediately the truck fell on its side a few meters ascending Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge inward Gbagada area of Lagos State.

“Immediately the accident happened, LASTMA personnel  rushed to the scene and rescued the unconscious driver, while his motor boy was found dead.

“Police from Ilupeju Police Station provided security backup while the  rescued driver was immediately rushed to Gbagada General Hospital by officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit.”

The LASTMA Acting General Manager, Bakare Oki, who visited the accident scene, sympathised and sent his condolences to the families of the motor boy.

Oki, however, warned motoring public, particularly truck drivers, to always ensure their vehicles are in perfect conditions including the braking system before embarking on any journey within the state and the country at large.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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