The rescued trapped Motor Boy
Driver Dies As LASTMA Rescue Boy Trapped Under 40ft Container In Apapa
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday night rescued a motor boy trapped under a 40ft container while the driver was confirmed dead following an accident in Apapa.
In a statement signed on Thursday by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, the accident occured due to overspeeding by the truck driver.
According to the statement, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has rescued a motor boy trapped under a fully loaded 40ft container while the driver died instantly during a fatal accident around Wharf Road, opposite Area B Police Command outward Apapa.area of Lagos.
“LASTMA Egbetola Sulaiman ‘Zebra 36’ (Apapa) who led the rescue team confirmed that the fatal accident involved a fully loaded 40ft container and a stationed tipper truck with no registration no.
“LASTMA Egbetola confirmed further that preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 40ft loaded container while on top speed lost control and rammed into another stationed tipper truck with tyre problem.
“He disclosed that LASTMA Officials and other emergency responders were able to rescued a trapped motor boy while the driver of the loaded 40ft container died instantly.
“While the body of the  dead driver was at the Area B Police Command, the rescued motor boy was immediately rushed to nearby General Hospital at Apapa for medical treatment.
“Other emergency responders at the accident scene includes Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Police, Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).
“The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned truck drivers to always consider other road users and be very careful when driving during day time and night.”
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