By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Two persons have reportedly died with five others sustaining varying degrees of injuries when a container truck fell off from a truck along Mile 12-Ikorodu Road, Lagos State.
Our correspondent gathered that the truck conveying the 40-feet container experienced brake failure at Agric Bus stop and the unlashed container fell from it and landed on a Toyota Corolla car.
It was learned that the truck driver, Aliu Abdullahi, had crushed some passengers and commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada but refused to wait after the accident.
Eye witness account has it that some Okada riders, who witnessed the scene, trailed him immediately, demanding that the driver parks and visit the accident scene.
While trying to avoid been caught,, it was gathered that he crushed some vehicles including Rapid Respond Squad, RRS patrol vehicle, at Agric Bus stop and fell on another Ash-colour Toyota Corolla ash.
It was further learnt that the truck driver had been arrested and detained at the Owotu Police Station for further interrogation.
Confirming the extent of damage on RRS vehicle, the Commander, DCP Olatunji Disu, said the patrol vehicle was damaged where it was stationed for surveillance.
Also, Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu while confirming the incident said his men have been deployed to the scene for rescuing operation.
“We have deployed our men there. I cannot give you an accurate number of casualties. But presently, we are there to move the container and save lives.”, he said.