3 Die in Lagos Fatal Auto CrashFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
By Ayo Balogun
LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, three people have died and 14 others injured in an early morning ghastly motor accident around Berger area of Lagos, South West Nigeria.
The accident occurred at about 5:36am on Thursday by Conoil Filling Station towards the Tollgate.
General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Michael Akindele, said the agency received an alert via the 767/112 emergency numbers of Lagos State of an accident involving an LT commercial bus with registration number KRD 326 XG and an articulated truck, without a registration number, along Lagos Ibadan expressway, inward toll gate by Conoil Filling Station on Thursday at about 5.36 am.
He explained that this prompted immediate activation of the Emergency Response Team – ERT of LASEMA and other emergency responders which included Lagos State Ambulance Services; Lagos State Fire Service; Nigeria Police Force; LASTMA and the FRSC to the scene of accident.
He said preliminary investigation carried out by the ERT at the scene of the incident revealed that the incident was as a result of reckless driving by the truck driver, which eventually collided with the LT bus, thereby veering off the road, leading to the accident.
Akindele disclosed that nine passengers sustained serious injuries, while five others sustained minor injuries and were immediately rushed down to the trauma center by the Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC and LASAMBUS.
The LASEMA boss confirmed that three passengers lost their lives in the accident, saying that “A total number of 17 passengers were said to be on board of the LT bus, while the truck driver was also taken to the trauma centre as a result of shock.”
He advised motorists to avoid reckless driving as well as ensure driving within the appropriate speed limit to prevent frequent road traffic accident in the State.
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