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LASTMA Rescues Three After Head-On Collision Involving Two Loaded Trucks In Lagos


Jul 4, 2024

Early this morning, operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) responded to a serious head-on collision between two loaded trucks at Ajegunle bus-stop, heading towards Toll-gate, Sango, Lagos. The swift intervention by LASTMA resulted in the rescue of a truck driver with broken legs and two others with severe head injuries.

Hon. Sola Giwa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, confirmed the accident. The collision involved two trucks carrying bottled Maltina (FKJ 240 XS) and floor tiles. Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the trucks, driving against traffic at high speed, lost control due to brake failure and collided with the oncoming truck loaded with floor tiles.

Despite ongoing government campaigns against driving against traffic (one-way) and emphasizing the importance of vehicle maintenance, particularly the braking system, drivers continue to violate the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018, Hon. Giwa noted.

He urged all truck drivers and private car owners to avoid speeding and to check the condition of their vehicles, especially during the rainy season, before driving within and outside the state. The rescued individuals were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

To ensure free vehicular movement around the accident scene, LASTMA officers called the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit for the immediate evacuation of the two trucks.

Hon. Giwa emphasized the importance of safety while driving and expressed his sympathies to those injured in the accident. He urged all motorists, including truck drivers, to refrain from speeding during any journey within or outside Lagos.

Adebayo Taofiq, Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, reiterated the call for adherence to traffic laws and the importance of vehicle maintenance to prevent such accidents.

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