Lagos Records Five Container Truck Crashes on Friday

The Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA says the state recorded five container truck accidents on Friday.

While speaking on the development, General Manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba said the accidents happened in different parts of Lagos.

Oreagba appealed to commuters, particularly truck drivers, to always ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before plying the roads.

In a statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq.

“Today (Friday) alone, the agency recorded five different container truck accidents at Ketu inward Mile 12; Ojuelegba bridge inward stadium; under the bridge by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja; Ago Palace Road; and Oke-Alfa Bridge inward Jakande Estate,” he said.

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Taofiq said, the Ago Palace crash involved a fully-loaded 40-foot containerised truck which fell on a sport utility vehicle with the number plate EKY 723 OS.

An investigation by LASTMA revealed that the truck had a brake failure and crushed the SUV from the rear.

He added, “LASTMA officials, led by Zone 5 Bravo, Ige Omolaja, confirmed that no casualty was recorded in the accident.”

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