METRO/CRIME

Three Rescued As ‘Homo’ Truck Crushes Commercial Bus At Oshodi 

 

Three passengers have been rescued by the operatives of the Lagos State Transportation Management Authority (LASTMA) as truck crushed a commercial bus in Anthony-Oke inward Oshodi area of the state.

It was gathered that the driver of the truck was allegedly drunk and drove recklessly before hitting the commercial Volkswagen bus.

NewsBeatng learnt that the rescue operation was carried out by some LASTMA officials, police officers from Mosafejo police station and officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

Confirming the incident, the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement issued on Thursday, said that the driver of the ‘Homo’ Truck drove recklessly and crushed a Commercial Volkswagen ‘T4’ bus while on motion.

Taofiq said that the accident was as a result of a brake failure.

” Immediately the accident happened, Traffic Officer Abidoye Segun (Zebra 4), who led the rescue operation, quickly contacted Mosafejo Police Station and officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) before the three (3) accident victims were rescued including the driver of the truck.

“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki who visited the accident scene warned Tanker/Truck drivers against reckless driving and to always ensure their heavy duty vehicles are in good condition including the braking system before embarking on any journey within and outside the State”, said Taofiq.

He quoted Oki to have appealed to the public, particularly motorists to obey all traffic regulations in order to ensure safety of all road users before, during and after the Yuletide Season.

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