Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on early morning Saturday rescued an unconscious truck driver as his motor-boy found dead during a lone accident at Anthony ‘Oke’ inward Gbagada, Lagos.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of (LASTMA) Mr Adebayo Taofiq confirmed in a press statement that the lone accident happened at Barracks Bus Stop opposite Total Filling Station, while ascending Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge, inward Gbagada.
Immediate investigation revealed that the driver of the containerised truck with registration number T 20345 LA lost control due to a brake failure and immediately the truck fell down at a few metres ascending Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge inward Gbagada area of Lagos.
“Immediately the accident happened, Lastma personnel rushed to the scene and rescued the driver unconsciously, while his motor boy was found dead”, Taofiq said.
Police from Ilupeju Police Station provided security backup while the rescued driver was immediately rushed to Gbagada General Hospital by officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) on ground.
The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr. Bakare Oki who visited the accident scene sympathised and sent his condolences to the families of the motor boy.
Mr. Bakare Oki however warned motoring public particularly truck drivers to always ensure their vehicles are in perfect conditions including the braking system before embarking on any journey within the State and the Country at large