Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Sunday apprehended a driver of a fully loaded containerised truck after crushing a motor boy to death
The incident happened at MTN inward Sunrise along Oshodi – Apapa Expressway.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the fully loaded containerised truck (T_1360LA) unknowingly crushed a motor boy who was sleeping under his truck while the driver was trying move along with other loaded trucks going inward Tin Can Port Gate, Apapa.
Immediately the unfortunate incident happened and the motor boy was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital, the truck driver took to his heels but was immediately apprehended by Lastma officials led by Traffic Officer, Adams Lateef ‘Zebra’ (Zone 13) Apapa.
The truck driver was later handed over by Lastma Officials to Police men from the Trinity Police Division area of Apapa for further investigation.
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki appealed to drivers to always ensure they always check round their trucks to ascertain nothing was found under before embarking on any movement.
While sympathizing with the family of the deceased, Mr. Bakare Oki however sent his condolences.