One dies, another injured as truck collides with Lagos commercial bus

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A driver of an LT commercial bus died while the conductor sustained injury when a truck loaded with cement collided with the bus on Eko Bridge on Tuesday.

The ill-fated truck reportedly suffered a brake failure causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and it collided with the commercial bus.

Due to the impact of the collision, NOTM online gathered that the driver of the bus and the conductor were seriously injured and were rushed to a hospital but the driver later gave up the ghost while receiving treatment.

A statement from.the he Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said its operatives swiftly responded to the incident.

It claimed they successfully rescued the seriously injured commercial bus driver and conductor from the scene.

According to Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, “the incident occurred when the driver of the loaded cement truck lost control due to brake failure, resulting in a collision with the moving LT Commercial bus.

“Despite the driver of the cement truck fleeing the scene, prompt investigations were conducted, revealing the sequence of events leading to the collision.

“Both the driver and conductor of the commercial bus sustained serious injuries and were promptly transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

“Zebra Oduyebo Afolabi, stationed at Zone 40, Apongbon/Ebute-Ero, confirmed that the rescue operation was conducted with the support of police personnel from the Iponrin Police Station to ensure the safety of all involved and the smooth flow of traffic.

“It was later confirmed that the driver of the LT Commercial bus eventually died at the hospital while receiving treatment”

Present at the scene were key members of the LASTMA rescue team, including Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, the General Manager, and Mr. Hakeem Adeosun, the Director of Traffic Incidents, Event Monitoring, Enforcement, and Compliance.

Mr. Bakare-Oki while sympathising with the family of the deceased driver however emphasized the importance of vehicle safety and urged all motorists, especially heavy truck drivers, to prioritize safety checks before embarking on journeys within or outside the state.

 

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