LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have rescued a yet-to-be-identified truck driver, who collapsed after his truck fell on a Toyota Camry car around Cele-Egbe Bridge, inward Ikotun area of the State.
Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Taofiq Adebayo, who confirmed the development in a statement on 30 April, said the agency’s officials rescued the driver on top of the bridge and handed him over to policemen attached to the Ejigbo Police Station.
The driver was said to have been conveying biscuits to a destination when the incident occurred.
Adebayo said: “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today rescued an unconscious accident victim on top of the Cele-Egbe Bridge, inward Ikotun, Lagos State.
“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-tyre truck with number plate FFF 996 XB, loaded with biscuits fell on an unregistered blue Toyota Camry car inward Ikotun, Lagos.
“LASTMA Anjorin stated that the LASTMA officials handed over the rescued unconscious driver to policemen from the Ejigbo Divisional Police Headquarters.”
Adebayo said the General Manager, LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said the agency had been extending public education and enlightenment on speed limit to motor parks including truck/trailer garages in the state.
The Director further urged motorists to exercise necessary cautions before overtaking high-capacity buses and trucks on highways.
He added that Oreagba maintains that speed limit signposts erected by the government must be strictly adhered to by all motorists.