Car Acc!dent : Container Crashes Car, Claims Woman’s Life in Lagos


A woman. whose identity remains unknown, tragically lost her life on Friday when a fully loaded 40-foot Mack articulated truck toppled onto her Nissan car at the Alapere-Ogudu axis in Lagos. Miraculously, the car’s driver, identified by the number ABJ 692 BQ, emerged unscathed thanks to the prompt assistance of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials stationed at NNPC inward the Estate area.

According to a statement released by Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, both the truck driver and his assistant fled the scene immediately after the fatal incident occurred.

Taofiq explained that preliminary investigations suggested the truck driver lost control due to a brake failure while driving at high speed, resulting in the collision with the moving Nissan car.

“LASTMA Alabi Olukayode (Zone, 2, Ogudu/Alapere) discoled that the agency handed over the evacuated dead body (woman) to policemen from the Alapere police station. LASTMA officials and passers-by, including the LESEMA response unit, were involved in the rescue operations. Other emergency responders at the scene of the fatal accident include the Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the police.’

“Also at the accident scene were the LASTMA General Manager, Mr Olalekan Bakare-Oki; LASTMA Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance, Mr Hakeem Adeosun, and LASTMA rescue team.”

Oki cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to refrain from speeding and to conduct through vehicles inspections before traveling within or beyond the state.

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