- An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was crushed to death in an accident that occurred in Lagos state
- The deceased officer, Abiodun Ajomole, reportedly died when a truck lost its brake and rammed into him and the commercial bus he was attending to during a stop and search
- The police have commenced a search to trace the whereabouts of the truck driver responsible for the crash
Ikeja, Lagos state - An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was squeezed to death in the Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos state.
As reported by The Cable, eyewitnesses disclosed that the officer was sandwiched between two trucks until he bled to death.
Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesperson, confirmed the unfortunate incident to The Cable. He noted that the incident occurred on Saturday, September 16.
The truck driver who ran into the FRSC officer was reportedly trying to avoid being pulled over when the incident happened.
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Kazeem did not disclose whether the truck driver was apprehended in the wake of the incident, but TVC News reported that the Orile Police Division, which was immediately notified of the incident, mobilized its personnel while the LASTMA officials equally rushed to the scene for rescue.
Meanwhile, the police have since swung into action to trace the whereabouts of the driver of the Mack truck who was responsible for the crash as further investigations are being conducted, The New Telegraph report added.
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The truck driver lost control of the vehicle after it developed brake failure and veered into the market, hitting several people and objects.
The truck also smashed a car and a motorcycle, which were trapped under it. The truck driver was said to have fled the scene immediately after the accident.
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Meanwhile, tragedy struck on Tuesday, March 15, in Lagos state, following the death of two brothers whose lives were cut short and their families thrown into mourning.
An accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle claimed the lives of the two brothers at the Eleganza bus stop in Lekki/Ajah road.
It was gathered that the trailer was vandalized and set ablaze.