By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A Lagos based middle aged man cheated death by the whiskers when he escaped miraculously as an articulated truck fell on his car on Sunday.
The incident was said to have occurred when the truck, a white six tyre, marked FFF 996 XB, loaded with biscuits, fell on his unregistered blue Toyota Camry inward Ikotun, Lagos.
However, the driver of the truck according to reports, was unconscious due to the intensity of the accident and was rescued by operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Agency Adebayo Taofiq gave a hint of the accident in a release made available to journalists.
It reads, ” Lastma Anjorin Adeola (zebra 7 Ejigbo) who led the rescue team confirmed that the rescued unconscious accident victim was the truck driver involved in an accident where a white six (6) tyre truck (FFF 996 XB) loaded with biscuits fell on an unregistered blue Toyota Camry (Unregistered) inward Ikotun, Lagos
” LASTMA Anjorin further confirmed that the accident was very serious as the side of the truck fully loaded with biscuits, fell on top of a blue (unregistered) Camry car.
” He stated the LASTMA Officials handed over the rescued unconscious accident driver to Police men from Ejigbo Divisional Police Headquarters.
” The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba disclosed that the Agency is currently extending public education/enlightenment on speed limit to motor parks including truck/trailer garages across the State
” While imploring motorists to exercise necessary cautions before over-taking high capacity buses/trucks on highways, Mr. Oreagba maintained that speed limit sign posts erected by the government be strictly adhered to by all motorists”.