An unidentified driver fled the scene after a collision between a cart pusher and a fully loaded truck carrying concrete stones in the Goye Dopemu area of Lagos.
According to a statement released by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the tragic accident occurred on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Badmus Abdul-Akeem, a spokesperson for LASTMA, confirmed that the cart pusher tragically lost their life immediately.
Witnesses reported that the driver was speeding alongside another trailer when they veered off the road and obstructed the entire BRT corridor towards Dopemu.
Abdul-Akeem stated, “Upon discovering a trapped body beneath a fallen container, we promptly contacted the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) and the Police from Gowon Divisional Police Headquarters for rescue operations and investigations.”
While the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU) removed the fallen container from the BRT corridor, the deceased victim was handed over to members of the Hausa community in the Dopemu area. The community members had mobilized themselves to the accident scene, but unfortunately, they arrived with dangerous weapons.
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