Six people were killed in two separate traffic incidents on Sunday, August 15 in Maryland and Ikotun-Egbe, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
A 3-year-old girl, two adult females, and a driver were killed in an accident involving a commercial bus and a vehicle, according to the agency, while three others were injured to varying degrees.
“Consequent to the arrival of the Cobra Squad at Onipanu to Obanikoro, inner Maryland, it was revealed that a commercial bus ran into a truck from behind while on top speed during the wee hours of today, Sunday, August 15th, 2021,” LASEMA said in its status report.
Unfortunately, four passengers on the bus died in the incident (two adult females, the driver, and a three-year-old infant girl), while three adult females were injured and received pre-medical treatment from the Agency’s paramedics and LASAMBUS officials.
“At the scene of the incident, the Agency’s Response team, along with LASAMBUS, Nigeria Police, and SEHMU, were responders. The stranded driver was rescued and bagged using modest rescue equipment. All four fatalities were then handed over to SEHMU for transport to the mortuary, while one of the injured victims was transported to the trauma center by ambulance.
The other casualties were taken to the hospital, while the accidented commercial bus was recovered from the road with the help of the Agency’s light tow truck, and the van was towed with the LASTMA tow truck and handed over to Police Officers from Pedro Division,” the agency said.
“The Igando Dolphin Squad was activated in the afternoon to recover the carcasses. The Team, in collaboration with the Ikotun Division of the Nigerian Police Force, removed the Daf Truck with the registration number XA 203 GRM, an unnamed blue Lexus automobile, and a TVS motorcycle, leaving two passengers of the Lexus car dead “According to the agency.
The fully laden Daf van suffered a break failure and rammed into the Lexus car and motorbike, according to information received by Ikotun division police officers.
“To avoid a secondary incident and to relieve traffic gridlock along the axis, the Agency’s light tow truck evacuated the bike and Lexus automobile, while the Super-Metro evacuated the truck and handed it over to Ikotun Division Police.
By Jane Tori