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SAD! Truck loses control, crushes female biker to death in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it recovered the body of a yet-to-be -identified female biker who was killed by a loaded containerized truck in the Iganmu area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the driver of the truck while descending Iganmu Bridge lost control, causing the truck to fall on the biker.

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The body of the biker, who was trapped under the truck after the accident that occurred at about 6:15 am on Monday has been retrieved

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State On Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa, confirmed that the incident stating that the driver lost control while in motion and the truck fell on a female biker while descending Iganmu Bridge.

The driver fled the scene upon realising the severity of the accident.

“Immediately after the incident, LASTMA personnel called in other emergency responders, including the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), for a rescue operation,”Giwa said.

He added that the deceased’s body was taken away by personnel from the Lagos State Ambulance Service(LASAMBUS), and the containerized truck was evacuated to clear the way for free vehicular movement on Iganmu Bridge.

Police officers from Ijora Badia provided security during the rescue operation.

While expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased, Hon. Giwa warned truck drivers to adhere to speed limits both within and outside the state.

He also advised motorcycle operators, both commercial and private to obey traffic rules and regulations as stipulated in the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018.

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