By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Occupants of an SUV car escaped death by whiskers when it was crushed by a containerised truck in Lagos, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.
The fully loaded 40ft containerised truck was said to have fallen on the SUV car with registration no EKY 723 OS at Ago Palace Road inward Ago Palace from Apple Junction inward Mile 2 on Friday.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment department of Lastma Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Adebayo Taofiq confirmed the accident in a release made available to journalists.
According to the release, ” Investigation revealed that the 40ft containerised truck had a break failure and crushed the SUV car from the rear.
” LASTMA officials led by Zone 5 ‘Bravo’ Ige Omolaja confirmed that no any casualty was recorded during the accident.
” He confirmed further that Lasema Response Unit (LRU) has been contacted for immediate evacuation.
” The LASTMA General Manager Mr Bolaji Oreagba appealed to motorists particularly truck owners and drivers to always ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any journey across the State.
” Mr. Oreagba however confirmed that the Agency today alone recorded 5 different container truck accidents at different locations across the State.
“Today alone the Agency recorded 5 different container truck accidents at Ketu inward Mile 12, Ojuelegba bridge inward stadium, under the bridge by Lasuth, Ago Palace Road and Oke-Alfa bridge inward Jakande Estate.