One person died and three injured after a Lexus EX 350 Saloon car with registration number APP 544 EH ran into a stationary fully loaded lorry with metallic scraps at Magoro bus stop, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in ward Ikeja on Saturday, December 3.
According to a statement on Lagos Emergency Management Agency Facebook page, preliminary report by the ERT at the scene of the incident revealed that the accident resulted to death of a middle aged man, while three other persons in the car sustained multiple injury.
“This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident. The dead victim identified as Lere nicked named as (swagger) was extricated by the Agency’s Emergency Response Team with the use of light duty equipment from the trapped car and was later taken away by the family members who rushed down to the scene.
“The injured victims were also immediately taken by LASAMBUS to Gbagada General Hospital for necessary medical attention, The broken down trucks, including another loaded with insecticides were removed after a regorous operation with the of the LASEMA Response Unit heavy duty machines such as super metro, crane and fork lift and handed over to Nigerian Police men from Shasha for further investigation”
The Agency’s ERT, LASTMA officials, men of the Nigeria Police Force (Shaha Division) Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, National Emergency Management Agency and FRSC were responders at the scene of the incident.
The General Manager LASEMA Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu advised vehicles owners and drivers especially articulated trucks drivers to always ensure safety signs are place at strategic locations of broken down vehicle to avoid loss of lives and man hours loss associated with accident such as this and most times characterised with heavy gridlocked and man hours losses.
The GM also noted that the affected trucks were said to be over loaded leading to broken down of the affected trucks.
He however said that proper investigations would be conducted by security operatives to avert future occurrences.