Two persons were confirmed dead while others sustained severe injuries in fatal accidents that happened at Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi, and Unity B/Stop inward Isheri Roundabout.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Mr. Taofiq Adebayo, said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to Adebayo, the incidents happened at Alfred Rewane Road by the Marriage Registry intersection, Ikoyi and Unity B/Stop inward Isheri Roundabout immediately after General Hospital around Isheri area, Igando, Lagos.
“The LASTMA Zonal Head around Isheri, Mr. Gbenga Afolalu, who confirmed the accident at Isheri disclosed that two people (pedestrian and passenger) died instantly in an accident that involved a PSP truck and Honda Civic car (black APP 79 HF) at Isheri Roundabout immediately after General Hospital.
“Afolalu also confirmed further that the two dead victims were immediately handed over to medical personnel (LASAMBUS) present at the scene of the accident by LASTMA officials.
“Investigation revealed that a Honda Civic car lost control from the other end of the road as a result of serious overspeeding and ran into a stationed PSP truck packing refuse by the roadside at Isheri.
“The two accidented vehicles (PSP truck & Honda Civic car) were removed from the road by LASTMA Officials in order not to cause serious impediment to the free flow of traffic to motorists.
“Also, in a related development another two severe accident victims and many others were rushed to the hospital around Lagos Island for treatment by LASTMA officers around Ikoyi area of Lagos,” Adebayo said.
He stated that the LASTMA head of the enforcement team around Ikoyi Lukman Bravo said the accident involved a LAWMA truck and a fully loaded (goods) LT commercial bus (MUS 625 XY) around Alfred Rewane Road by marriage registry intersection inward Golden Gate, Ikoyi.
Adebayo said the immediate investigation had revealed that the fully loaded LT commercial bus developed a brake failure and ran into a moving LAWMA truck close to an intersection at high speed. He said that the driver of the LT commercial bus sustained a serious internal injury on his back, and his ‘motor boy’ had his right leg bone broken (fracture).
Adebayo said that the two accident victims were rushed to the hospital, and the PSP trucks and commercial LT bus were moved to Ikoyi Police Station for further investigations. He said that LASTMA, the Nigerian Police and officials of LASAMBUS rescued the accident victims.