METRO/CRIME

LASTMA Rescues Passengers As Truck Crushes Commercial Bus In Lagos Island

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Thursday rescued some passengers after a container-laden truck rammed into their commercial bus with number plate FKJ 366 XT in the outer Marina area of the state.

It was learnt that the victims sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident which occurred at about 7 a.m.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, said in a statement that the accident occurred as a result of over-speeding which led to a brake failure.

He said, “Immediately the accident happened, our personnel who were along the axis quickly moved to the scene to rescue the occupants of the trapped commercial bus (“driver and passengers) with the support of sympathetic road users.”

Taofiq confirmed that policemen from the Lion Building led by the Divisional Crime Officer, provided security backup while the rescue operations lasted.

According to him, Ashafa Moyosore (Zebra 1, Olowu), who led the rescue operations rescued all the passengers including the driver, and were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

“The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned the motoring public particularly commercial bus drivers to exercise caution, restraint, and adhere to the speed limit while driving on Lagos road, especially at this period of ember months,” he added.

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