Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Thursday saved the lives of some passengers after a container-laden truck rammed into their commercial bus in the Marina area of the state.
Reports say no life was lost, but some victims sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident, which occurred at about 7 a.m. Nigerian time.
The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, explained in a statement that the accident was caused by a brake failure due to overspeeding by the driver of the bus.
He said, “Immediately the accident happened, our personnel who were along the axis quickly moved to the scene to rescue the occupants of the trapped commercial bus (“driver and passengers) with the support of sympathetic road users.”
He added that men of the Nigerian police from the Lion Building, led by the Divisional Crime Officer, gave the needed security cover throughout the rescue operation.
“The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, however, warned the motoring public, particularly commercial bus drivers, to exercise caution, restraint, and adhere to the speed limit while driving on Lagosroad, especially at this period of ember months,” he added.