‘Motor Boy’ Dies As Haulage Truck Overturns On Lagos Bridge | #NwokeukwuMascot
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Tuesday confirmed that a motor boy fell off and died immediately as a truck conveying wheat overturned during heavy rain on Otedola Bridge inward Berger, Lagos.
Lastma Oduyebo Oluwole 'Zebra' (Zone 2) disclosed that the fatal accident caused severe congestion for road users travelling along the 7UP-Berger section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the truck driver could not control the truck after noticing a brake failure while on top speed under the heavy rain, a statement issued by Adebayo Taofiq, Director of LASTMA Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department on Tuesday said.
It said, “Lastma Oluwole confirmed that the dead body of the motor boy was recovered under the Otedole bridge and immediately handed over to Lagos Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) by Lastma officials.
|Scene of the unfortunate incident
“He confirmed further that while the truck was fully recovered off the Otedola Bridge after the completion of trans-loading of wheat into another truck, the blocked side of the Expressway was totally opened for vehicular movement around 5:30 pm.
“Other emergency responders at the scene of the accident include LASEMA, SEHMU, Policemen from Isheri Police Division and other passersby.”