Five people were injured today, following an accident involving a container truck and commercial bus .
A statement issued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency:-
The Agency received a distress call at about 9.40 am today 24/9/2016 of a container accident at Ilupeju Oshodi Express Way inward Anthony.
On getting to the scene of the accident, It was gathered that the container while on high speed developed a mechanical fault(Propeller) swarved to the next lane into a moving 18 passenger Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number Lagos MUS 684XC.
The timely intervention of the Comissioner of Police Mr, Fatai Owoseni who stopped his convoy and assisted in activating emergency response and recovery of the injured victims assisted the recovery operation with other responders that includes LASTMA, LASAMBUS and the LASEMA Response Team with the Nigerian Police from Ilupeju Division.
No life was loss but the injured victims (3 female and 2 male) were rescued and handed over to LASAMBUS and were treated and taken to Gbagada General Hospital for further medical attention.
The Agency Emergency Response Team Towing Truck were used for the recovery operation of the accidented vehicles off the road to allow free flow of traffic.
The LASEMA General Manager Mr. Michael Akindele appealed to motorists to ensure safety and road worthiness of their vehicles before taken them on the road to avoid incident such as this.
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