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Motor Boy Dies, Driver Found Unconscious In Horrific Lone Accident In Lagos

Posted by Samuel on Sat 25th Nov, 2023 - tori.ng

It was learnt that the driver of the truck was found unconscious by operatives of the authority and that he was rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital where he is being treated at the intensive care unit.

 Lagos accident

The death of a young motor boy, whose identity is still unknown, has been confirmed by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The man died in a lone accident that occurred on Saturday morning at the Anthony end of the Oshodi-Gbagada expressway.

It was learnt that the driver of the truck was found unconscious by operatives of the authority and that he was rushed to the Gbagada General Hospital where he is being treated at the intensive care unit.

LASTMA’s Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Mr Adebayo Taofiq who confirmed the incident said while the truck driver was rescued unconscious, his motor-boy was not lucky as he was found dead at the scene of the accident.

Taofiq said the lone accident happened at the Barracks Bus Stop Opposite  Total Filling Station while the truck ascended Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge inward Gbagada.

“Immediate investigation revealed that the driver of the containerised truck with registration number T 20345 LA lost control due to a brake failure. Immediately, the truck fell down a few metres while ascending Anthony ‘Oke’ Bridge inward Gbagada area of Lagos.

“Immediately after the accident happened, LASTMA personnel rushed to the scene and rescued the driver who was unconscious. However, his motor boy was found dead”

He said policemen from Ilupeju Police Station provided security backup while the rescued driver was immediately rushed to Gbagada General Hospital by officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) on the ground.

The Acting General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bakare Oki who visited the accident scene sympathized and sent his condolences to the families of the motor boy.

Mr. Bakare Oki however warned the motoring public particularly truck drivers always to ensure their vehicles are in perfect condition including the braking system before embarking on any journey within the State and the Country at large



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