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LASTMA Rescues 3 Accident Victims At Dopemu


Feb 15, 2023

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) rescued another 3 serious accident victims at Dopemu underneath the bridge inward Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.

A statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq reads that the lone accident which occurred around 3:15pm today involved a Lagos painted Volkswagen commercial bus with registration no GGE 569 AS.

A 60 years old woman selling a roasted plantain by the road-side popularly called ‘Iya Oni-boli’ and 2 other passersby including a school boy were seriously injured and rushed to a nearby hospital by another private car owner for an immediate medical treatment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the lone Volkswagen commercial bus (GGE 569 AS) lost control as a result of a break failure and over speeding.

The Head of Lastma (Alpha) around Dopemu Mr. Amusa Mukaila Owoyemi who led the Lastma rescue team confirmed that the driver of the accidented Volkswagen commercial bus was immediately handed over to Policemen from Dopemu Police Station while his vehicle was quickly removed from the road to pave ways for free flow of traffic to other road users.

He revealed further that Policemen from Dopemu Police Station and passersby supported Lastma Officers during the rescue operations.

The General Manager Mr Bolaji Oreagba however warned motorists particularly commercial bus drivers to always ensure their vehicles are in good condition before setting out for movement on roads and avoid over speeding.

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