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LASTMA Rescues Driver, 5 Others After Truck Overturns In Lagos



A major rescue operation was undertaken by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) early Friday morning, after a truck loaded with food items overturned on its side while heading towards the Ojota area of Lagos.

The accident involved an unregistered Volvo truck and resulted in

injuries to the driver and five passengers, including three women.

LASTMA officials swiftly responded to the scene and successfully rescued the victims.


Adebayo Taofiq, the agency’s Director of Public Affairs and

Enlightenment, stated, “Our officers were quick to the scene to manage the incident, which occurred due to the truck’s brake failure while at high speed.”

Zebra Bakare Akanbi of LASTMA Zone 11, Ojota/Fadeyi confirmed that the injured persons were rescued with the support of other security agents, and immediately handed over the injured persons to the Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) personnel present at the scene for medical attention.

Hakeem Adeosun, LASTMA’s Director of Traffic Incidents, Event

Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance who was also at the scene coordinated the efforts to clear the accident site.


The General Manager of LASTMA, Olalekan Oki, expressed his sympathy to the victims and highlighted the importance of regular vehicle safety checks.

“We urge all motorists, particularly those operating heavy

trucks, to conduct thorough safety checks before embarking on journeys to prevent such unfortunate incidents,” he advised.

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