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Four Injured After A LAWMA Truck Driving Against Traffic Collided With A Van In Oshodi




Despite the roads being almost empty, a LAWMA truck driving against traffic still managed to ram into a van at Oshodi, Lagos.

Four people were injured during the accident.


Four people sustained various degrees of injuries in the early hours of Saturday after a van heading-in from Oshodi collided with a LAWMA truck that was driving against traffic.

A statement issued by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, showed that the truck drove against traffic before the unsuspecting van crashed into it.

The statement reads in part :

“Following a distress call escalated through its Toll-Free 767/112 Emergency numbers, the Lagos State Emergency Management, LASEMA, Response Team recovered a LAWMA truck and a pickup van involved in an accident earlier today.

“The accident, which occurred at Ile Zik inward Oshodi in the wee hours earlier today when a LAWMA Compactor Truck, driving against traffic had a head-on collision with a pickup van, did not result to loss of lives, though several people were injured,”

He added that :

“Four people, including the driver of the pickup van was said to have sustained different degrees of injuries and were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH for treatment.

“Lagos Rapid Response Squad of the Nigerian Police and LRT were responders at the scene.

“Operation was conducted deploying the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment (Super Metro) for recovery of the truck and van.

“The accident LAWMA Compactor Truck and pickup van were recovered off the road, placed on a layby and further handed over to the Police Officers at Man Police Station, Wemabod estate, Adeniyi Jones Ikeja.”


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