– Says One Rescued Victim Died– Hands Over Suspected Ritualist With Over 100 Used ‘Diapers Pampers’ To Police
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Monday, rescued three severely injured accident victims – two male and a female – at Mosalasi Round-About inward Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
LASTMA Akanji Wasiu (Bravo 16), who led the rescue operations, confirmed that the accident involved three vehicles – a Mazda commercial bus (FKJ 88 XH), a Tricycle (Keke Marwa KJA 369 QM) and a white Camry car (KJA 351 HG) – on the main carriage way at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
Preliminary investigation, according to a statement by LASTMA’s Director of Public Affairs & Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, revealed that the driver of a white Camry car lost control due to over speeding and hit the commercial tricycle from the rear, while the tricycle also went on to collide with another up coming fully loaded Mazda commercial bus going to Iyana-Ipaja.
The three rescued victims were immediately rushed to different Hospitals by thier relatives, but one of the rescued accident victim (a male) reportedly died on the way to the hospital.
The vehicles involved in the accident were immediately removed from the road to avoid impeding free flow of traffic and handed over to Policemen from Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.
One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle, involved in the accident, who was found with over 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.
LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, noted that the incident 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.
My Oreagba however warned every motoring public to always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition, particularly the break before driving them on Lagos roads.