A 20-ft container of MACK with an unknown registered number nearly crushed a commercial bus at Oshodi-Isale of Lagos State.
This is coming the third time in a week of Lagos state. According the reports gathered from an eyewitness revealed that that the accident was caused by brake failure from the truck on Wednesday.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Who also confirmed the incident disclosed that efforts are being made to evacuate the container from the road it blocked.
Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu, Who is the Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA said that there was no casuality recorded in the accident.
An eyewitness revealed that the accident happened at about 6pm as pedestrians scampered to safety. It was also gathered that the accident was as a result of brake failure. The incident led to traffic gridlock around the axis of the road.
Confirming the incident, Dr Osayintolu revealed that, “Upon arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a MACK containerized truck with an unknown registration number carrying 40fts container and a TATA bus with registration number JJJ 550XX were involved in an accident at the above mentioned location.
“Further investigation gathered by the agency’s LRT revealed that the truck lost control due to mechanical fault (brake failure) before fallen on the stationary TATA bus.
“No life was lost nor injuries recorded. The agency’s LRT, alongside Lagos Sttae Traffic emergency Management Agency, LASTMA crew and Nigeria Police, are responders present at the scene of incident,”.
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