Loaded container falls off truck, crushes female Naval motor-cyclist in Lagos

Monday, July 8, 2024 
-Tragedy struck in the early hours of Monday, July 8, after a containerized truck fully loaded fell on female naval biker somewhere in Iganmu area of Lagos state. 

 The identity of the deceased has yet to be ascertained but officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority LASTMA who arrived at the accident scene together with other rescue workers were able to pull out the remains of the unknown female naval biker. The area sources said falls under proscribed area for Okada operators but order was being flouted security personnel. 

 Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Director, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Hon. Sola Giwa, who also confirmed the incident, said it occurred at approximately 6:15 am at Sifax inward Iganmu Bridge, Lagos.

 Giwa stated that the driver of a loaded containerized truck lost control while in motion and the truck fell on a female biker while descending Iganmu Bridge.

 Preliminary investigations revealed that the truck driver, who was speeding, lost control and caused the truck to fall on the female biker. The driver fled the scene upon realizing the severity of the accident.

"Immediately after the incident, LASTMA personnel called in other emergency responders, including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), for a rescue operation," Giwa said

He added that the deceased's body was taken away by personnel from the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and the containerized truck was evacuated to clear the way for free vehicular movement on Iganmu Bridge. Police officers from Ijora Badia provided security during the rescue operation.

 While expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased, Hon. Giwa warned truck drivers to adhere to speed limits both within and outside the state. He also advised motorcycle operators, both commercial and private to obey traffic rules and regulations as stipulated in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

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