Two persons have been confirmed d£ad while five persons injured after six vehicles were involved in a multiple accident on Eko bridge inward Alaka, Surulere, Lagos state today August 9.
The six vehicles involved in the fatal accident included a fully loaded truck (T-150 IL), Lexus Jeep (LSP 795 EW), Toyota Camry (AKD 606 HH), Toyota (LND 217 GX), Mini- bus (FKJ 77 YG and (LSR 952 HZ).
In a press statement by the director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment department, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, said the authority and other emergency responders carried out an emergency operation at the scene of the fatal accident.
According to him, an officer of the authority Akinde Olusola, who led the rescue team confirmed that the victims are a male and another female.
According to Olusola, the fatal accident involved 6 private vehicles including a fully loaded ‘MAC’ truck with registration no T-1501 LA.
‘’Preliminary investigation showed that the loaded ‘MAC’ truck while on top speed collided with five other private vehicles including a commercial mini bus (Korope) as a result of brake failure.”
He added that the five rescued accident victims and two dead bodies (male & female) were immediately taken to nearby General Hospital with an ambulance belonging to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Lagos Response Unit (LRU).”