One killed, police officers recover baby used diapers from Lagos crash

A crash involving three vehicles claimed the life of a man around Mosalasi Roundabout inward the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos state.

The accident consisting of a Mazda commercial bus, a Tricycle, and a white Camry car led to three persons sustaining varying degrees of injury which eventually claimed the life of one of the victims.

According to an eye witness, it was learnt that the driver of the white Camry car with number plate, KJA 351 HG, was driving at a top speed, and rammed into a tricycle, causing the tricycle operator to lose control and obstructing an incoming Mazda commercial bus loaded with passengers.

It was gathered that the injured victims involved in the crash were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where one of the victims died before getting to the hospital.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightment Department, LASTMA, Taofiq Adebayo confirmed the incident, In his statement, He said, One of the injured victims died before getting to the hospital, adding that General Manager,  LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said the accident would have been averted if the driver was not driving at top speed.

The LASTMA director statement said, ” Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today rescued three severely injured accident victims comprising two males and one female at Mosalasi Roundabout, inward the Iyana -Ipaja area of Lagos.

“LASTMA Akanjib Wasiu ( Bravo 16), who led the rescue operations confirmed that the accident involved three vehicles, a Mazda commercial bus, FKJ 88 XH, a tricycle with number plate KJA 369 QM, and a white Camry car, KJA 351 HG, on the main carriageway at the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a white Camry car lost control due to excessive speeding and hit a commercial tricycle from the rear while the tricycle went off balance and obstructed another incoming fully loaded Mazda commercial bus going to Iyana-Ipaja .”

Stating further, the vehicles involved in the crash were immediately removed from the road to avoid the free flow of traffic and were handed over to the Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.

“One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle involved in the accident was caught with more than 100 pieces of used small children ‘diapers pampers’ with a huge sum of money of different denominations was recovered and was handed over to the policemen at the scene of the accident,” he added

Oreagba, urge all motorist to ensure their vehicles are in good condition, particularly the break before hitting the road within Lagos jurisdictions.




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