Tragedy As Truck Crushes Female Biker In Lagos


A fully loaded articulated truck has crushed a female biker to death along the Apapa-Iganmu highway in Lagos State

Reports said the truck was heading towards the Iddo area of Lagos State when the unfortunate incident occurred.

According to eyewitness accounts, the vehicle fell off the bridge, around the Sifax area, inward Iganmu bridge, trapping the biker and killing her on the spot

It was further gathered that the accident which took place around 6 am on Monday caused a traffic hold-up in the area, even as operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other emergency responders worked hard to recover the body from the fully loaded containerized truck.

Confirming the incident, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, said it occurred at about 6:15 am at Sifax, inward Iganmu Bridge, Lagos.

He said the driver lost control of the truck, and unfortunately, the container fell on the yet-to-be-identified biker while descending the Iganmu bridge.

The Governor’s aide further explained that preliminary investigations revealed the truck driver was on top speed and, eventually lost control due to brake failure.

Giwa, who said the driver fled the scene on realising the accident’s severity, further disclosed that; “Immediately after the incident, LASTMA personnel called in other emergency responders, including LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), for a rescue operation”.

He said the biker’s body was taken away by the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) personnel while the containerized truck was evacuated to clear the way for free vehicular movement on the Iganmu bridge, adding that Police officers from the Ijora Badia provided security during the rescue operation.

Giwa, while expressing his condolences to the deceased’s family, cautioned truck drivers to adhere to speed limits both within and outside the State.

He also advised motorcyclists to obey traffic rules and regulations as stipulated in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

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