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Two dead, five injured in multiple vehicle crash in Lagos

A multiple road accident comprising six vehicles on Wednesday on Eko bridge inward Alaka area of Lagos State claimed lives of two persons while five others were injured and had been rushed to hospital as at the time of this report

Penpushing reports that spokesperson of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq in a statement said a fully loaded ‘MAC’ truck, one ‘Korope’ bus and four private cars were involved in the accident.

The operative of the agency, Akinde Olusola, who led the rescue team, also confirmed that the accident recorded two casualties which include a male and female, with five seriously injured, while a preliminary investigation by the traffic agency, said  the truck, while on top speed, collided with five other private vehicles including a commercial mini bus (Korope) as a result of brake failure.

‘Those six vehicles involved in the fatal accident include a fully loaded truck (T-150 IL), Lexus Jeep (LSP 795 EW), Toyota Camry (AKD 606 HH), Toyota (LND 217 GX), Mini-bus (FKJ 77 YG and (LSR 952 HZ),” the statement reads.

‘The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to always ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any journey across the State’, the statement added.

‘While maintaining that the agency would not relent in enlightening motorists, particularly commercial bus drivers, on inherent dangers involved in overspeeding, he, however, sent his condolences to families of the deceased’, the statement said.

Penpushing further reports that the statement explained that other emergency responders at the scene of the accident include Lagos State Emergency Managemnt Agency(LASEMA) response unit, Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) and Policemen from Iponri Divisional Police Station

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