Truck Crushes Female Biker To Death In Lagos

By Ebinum Samuel

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other emergency responders today recovered the body of a female biker trapped under a loaded containerized truck in Lagos.

The Special Adviser to the Governor, Hon. Sola Giwa disclosed that the incident 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, 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.

Mr Adebayo Taofiq, the
Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA confirmed the story.

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