A container laden truck lost its brakes and ran over three tricycles killing two persons and injuring many others in the Ikotun area of Lagos. This incident is coming on the heels of eight people losing their lives when a container fell on them while commuting in a danfo bus at the Ojuelegba Bridge last Sunday. Speaking on the incident in Ikotun, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq, said in a statement on Tuesday, that the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. “The accident involved a fully loaded container truck with registration number JJJ 125 and three tricycles. “The driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger died instantly. “Four persons were rescued by LASTMA personnel including two pregnant women and two children,” he said. Mr. Taofiq said that LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to the policemen from Ikotun station, who took them to the general hospital for treatment. “A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue when going toward Ikotun. “The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the tanker with those crushed tricycles to Ikotun police station. “Other emergency responders including the Nigeria Police men from Ikotun were at the scene of the accident,” he said.
He added that the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure their trucks were properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.

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