Truck Suffers Brake Failure, Crushes Female Beggar To Death In Festac
Fred Omotara, Lagos
A truck on Thursday suffered brake failure and ran into a female beggar around First Gate area of Festac in Lagos, killing the beggar instantly.
The incident which was escalated to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) via the Toll Free Emergency number 112, saw the Lagos State Emergency agency recovering the dead adult female corpse from the incident scene at FESTAC First Gate.
It was also confirmed that the accident occured because the truck suffered mechanical failure close to the entrance of FESTAC Town.
According to situation report made available to newsmen by the office of the Permanent Secretary LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, “On arrival of LRT at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a truck with an unknown registration number was involved in a lone accident at the aforementioned location.
“Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that the immediate cause of the accident was due to a mechanical malfunction that resulted in break failure.
“Unfortunately, the break failure which resulted from the mechanical malfunction, led to the death of an adult female. A beggar who was crushed in the process of the accident.
“The victim has been bagged by LRT and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) for deposit in the morgue.
“LRT, LRU Pre-Hospital Care, SEHMU and NPF were responders at the incident scene.
“The accident truck was successfully recovered off the road to LASTMA YARD in Mile 2 with the aid of a private tow truck provided by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).”