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Several casualties recorded in Lagos multiple crash

“The truck crushed three commercial vehicles, three private cars and one LASTMA bike while descending Gbagada bridge inward Ifako on the expressway.”

• September 15, 2023

A crash involving a tanker and six other vehicles caused heavy traffic around the Gbagada bridge on Oworonshoki expressway, Lagos, on Thursday.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) spokesman, Taofiq Adebayo, said this in a statement in Lagos.

LASTMA officials blamed the crash brake failure.

“The truck crushed three commercial vehicles, three private cars and one LASTMA bike while descending Gbagada bridge inward Ifako on the expressway. 

“Those casualties were severely injured and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital for medical treatment by a LASTMA trooper who was also among those wounded during the accident,” the traffic agency explained.

LASTMA said the crash occurred around 6:10 p.m. Thursday. 

“Policemen from Alonge police station at Oworonshoki were equally at the scene of the accident,” said a LASTMA official at the scene.

Meanwhile, LASTMA general manager Bolaji Oreagba has called on the association regulating the activities of tanker operators to always educate their drivers on the need to observe speed limits while driving on public roads. 


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