Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday night rescued a motor boy trapped under a fully loaded 40ft container while the truck driver died instantly during a fatal accident around Wharf Road, opposite Area B Police Command outward Apapa area of Lagos.
According to a statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq, Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Lastma Egbetola Sulaiman ‘Zebra 36’ (Apapa) who led the rescue team confirmed that the fatal accident involved a fully loaded 40ft container and a stationed tipper truck with no registration no.
Lastma Egbetola confirmed further that preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 40ft loaded container while on top speed lost control and rammed into another stationed tipper truck with tyre problem.
He disclosed that Lastma Officials and other emergency responders were able to rescue a trapped motor boy while the driver of the loaded 40ft container died instantly.
According to Zebra Ademola, the rescued motor boy was immediately rushed to nearby General Hospital at Apapa for medical treatment.
The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned truck drivers to always consider other road users and be very careful when driving during day time and night.