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LASTMA rescues 3 accident victims as heavy-duty truck rams into other vehicles at Anthony, Lagos

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Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday rescued 3 seriously injured accident victims at Anthony Service Lane inward Town Planning Way, Lagos.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the 3 (three) rescued accident victims were passengers inside one of the Volkswagen Commercial bus involved in the accident.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a Volvo 6-tyre truck (T-17138LA) while on a high speed lost control as a result of a brake failure and rammed into a Nissan Car (LSD 497 EY) and 2 Volkswagen commercial buses (EKY 129 XT / KSF 815 XS).

While the truck driver ran away after the accident, Police men from Mosafejo Police Station provided security backup during the rescue operation by Lastma Officials.

Lastma Bakare Sulaiman Akanbi (Head, Zone 11 Anthony) who led the recovery operations confirmed that his team immediately evacuated the Volvo Truck and 3 other vehicles off the road for an unhindered free vehicular movement inward Town Planning.

The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki however warned truck owners/drivers to always stop over speeding and ensure their trucks are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos.

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