- Lagos state traffic authorities have rescued three people who narrowly escaped death following an accident that occurred around the Ojuelegba area of Lagos state
- The LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq, said a 40ft container fell and crushed a car on Sunday night, September 24
- He noted that two of the casualties had been rushed to the hospital, and the third person without injury was sent home
The three persons rescued by the Sari Iganmu Rescue Crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and other State Emergency Responders include two male adults and a female, occupants of the car crushed by the trailer, The Punch reported.
Speaking on the sad incident, the director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, stated that the victims were rescued at the Abalti Barrack end of the Ojuelegba bridge, Surulere.
LASTMA rescues 3 people in Ojuelegba
Following this development, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has closed the bridge to traffic.
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According to a statement signed by the LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq, and shared on the agency's X page, on Monday morning, September 25, three occupants of the Toyota Corolla vehicle were rescued. Two of them were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
"Traffic Officer Olajide Olukoga 'Bravo' who led the Lastma rescue operations at the scene of the accident confirmed that a 40ft container fell on top of a Toyota Corolla car (JJJ 811 FB) at the top Ojuelegba bridge ambulance belonging to Lasema," he noted.
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Lagos bus driver stabs LASTMA officer, goes unclad
A bizarre scenario occurred at the Costain Roundabout area of Lagos state on Sunday, September 24, involving a danfo bus driver and an officer of the LASTMA.
It was gathered that operatives of LASTMA had stopped the danfo driver for an alleged traffic infringement.
The report confirmed that the yet-to-be-identified driver allegedly stabbed one of the LASTMA officers at the incident’s scene.
2 feared dead as truck crushes Okada rider
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.