Two dead, four rescued in Ikotun accident
- Tricycle driver with one passenger died instantly
Two passengers were killed in an accident as operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday rescued four victims inside mini commercial buses (tricycles) around Ikotun, Lagos state.
The accident which occurred around 12:30 pm today involved a fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) and 4 mini commercial buses (tricycles) with registration numbers (LSD 83 QM), (AKD 690 QK) and (AKL 87 QF)
The driver of one of the mini commercial bus (tricycle) with one passenger died instantly.
The four rescued accident victims by LASTMA personnel were two pregnant women and 2 children.
LASTMA personnel immediately handed over those rescued victims to Police men from Ikotun Police Station who took them to General Hospital for treatment.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded container truck (JJJ 125) had a brake failure and crushed three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue bus stop when going towards 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 Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good conditions before embarking on any journey.