LASTMA Rescue Two Accident Victims Trapped Under Mini Truck

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A driver and his assistant have been rescued by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, after they were trapped under a mini truck conveying pure water.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Mr Sola Giwa, said this in a statement on Monday, signed by Mr Taofiq Adebayo, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA.

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Giwa said the accident occurred near Adeniji inward Sura, descending from the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

He said the accident involved a pure water mini truck (SMK 796 YE) and two Mazda vehicles (AGL 576 TG and AKD 531 YC).

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of the mini truck lost control due to brake failure, colliding with the two Mazda cars.

“In spite of the government’s ongoing campaign to educate motorists about speed limits and the importance of vehicle maintenance, particularly the braking system, drivers continue to flout the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018,” he said.

Giwa urged all drivers, including truck operators and private car owners, to avoid speeding and to check their vehicles before driving within and outside the state.

“The injured driver and his assistant were immediately taken to the hospital by the truck’s owner.

“LASTMA personnel promptly cleared all accident vehicles to ensure a free flow of traffic towards Lagos Island,” he said.

The special adviser emphasised the importance of safety while driving and expressed 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.

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