On Thursday, personnel from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) revealed that they successfully rescued a motor boy who was trapped beneath a fully loaded 40ft container following an accident in Lagos State.
Unfortunately, the driver lost his life at the scene. A statement signed by the agency’s Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, the accident happened around Wharf Road, opposite Area B Police Command outward Apapa, Lagos.
An official of LASTMA, Egbetola Sulaiman, who led the rescue team confirmed that the fatal accident involved a fully loaded 40ft container and a stationed tipper truck with no registration number.
“Egbetola confirmed further that preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 40ft loaded container while on top speed lost control and rammed into another stationed tipper truck with a tyre problem.
“LASTMA officials and other emergency responders were able to rescue a trapped motor boy while the driver of the loaded 40ft container died instantly,” the statement read.
While the body of the dead driver was at the Area B Police Command, the rescued motor boy was immediately rushed to the nearby General Hospital at Apapa for medical treatment.
“Other emergency responders at the accident scene include the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Police, and Nigerian Port Authority,” it added.
However, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, warned truck drivers to always consider other road users and be very careful when driving always.
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