Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) today, Monday, August 7, 2023, rescued another eight accident victims at Anthony inward Ojota, Lagos
In a statement by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said that Popoola Olushola ‘Commander’ (Kilo) led the rescue team disclosed that the accident involved a broken down truck with a fully loaded mass transit bus with registration No: KTU 850 YD.
Lastma Popoola disclosed further that a preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the fully loaded commercial mass transit bus was on top speed and lost control due to brake failure after noticing a broken-down truck ahead of him.
He confirmed that Lastma Officials rescued eight injured accident victims, two males, and six females.
“Immediately after the accident happened, Lastma Officials with support from Policemen from Anthony Police Command quickly intervened and rescued eight injured victims among those passengers inside the commercial mass transit bus”.
Rescued victims were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention.
The General Manager Mr. Bolaji Oreagba while sympathizing with injured accident victims, enjoined the motoring public particularly commercial bus drivers to be extra careful and ensure that the road is clear ahead and behind before overtaking on expressway across the State.