Five container truck crashes recorded Friday – LASTMA

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The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, has said on Friday alone, the agency recorded five container truck accidents in the state.

The accidents were reported to have happened in different parts of the state.

Oreagba appealed to motorists, particularly truck owners and drivers, to always ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on any journey.

This was revealed in a statement by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq.

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“Today (Friday) alone, the agency recorded five different container truck accidents at Ketu inward Mile 12; Ojuelegba bridge inward stadium; under the bridge by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja; Ago Palace Road; and Oke-Alfa Bridge inward Jakande Estate,” he said.

Giving details of the Ago Palace crash, Taofiq said a fully-loaded 40-foot containerised truck fell on a sport utility vehicle with the number plate EKY 723 OS.

An investigation by LASTMA revealed that the truck had a brake failure and crushed the SUV from the rear.

He added, “LASTMA officials, led by Zone 5 Bravo, Ige Omolaja, confirmed that no casualty was recorded in the accident.”

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