DRAMA AS ACCIDENT VICTIM IN LAGOS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF OVER 100 USED BABY DIAPERS AND LARGE SUM OF CASH
By ‘Leke Yusuf
LASTMA RESCUES 3 ACCIDENT VICTIMS AT IYANA-IPAJA
– ONE RESCUED VICTIM DIES BEFORE GETTING TO THE HOSPITAL
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today rescued 3 severely injured accident victims (2 males & a female) at Mosalasi Round-About inward Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
In a statement issued by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, he said “Lastma Akanji Wasiu (Bravo 16) who led the rescue operations confirmed that the accident involved 3 vehicles, Mazda commercial bus (FKJ 88 XH), Tricycle (Keke Marwa KJA 369 QM) and a white Camry car (KJA 351 HG) on main carriage way at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a white Camry car lost control due to over speeding and hit a commercial tricycle from the rear while the tricycle went off balanced and obstructed another oncoming fully loaded Mazda commercial bus going to Iyana-Ipaja.
“Those rescued 3 accident victims were immediately rushed to different Hospitals by thier relatives but, unfortunately one of the rescued accident victim (male) reportedly died along the road to hospital.
“Those vehicles involved in the accident were immediately removed from the road to avoid impeding free flow of traffic and handed over to Police men from Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.
‘One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle involved in the accident was caught with more than 100 pieces of used small children ‘Diapers Pampers’ with huge sum of money of different denominations was immediately handed over to policemen at the scene of the accident.”
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba has stated that it was a ‘man-made’ accident which could have been prevented if over-speeding was avoided.
He maintained that the government embarked on regular public education on danger inherent in over-speeding by both private, commercial and trucks drivers across the State.
Oreagba however warned the motoring public to always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition, particularly the brakes, before driving them on Lagos roads.