It was reported that four persons have been dead following an accident that occured at Lekki Toll gate, Lagos.
It was gathered that the accident occurred after a Lexus GX470 SUV with the registration number, KJA – 615DF plying one way ran into a commercial bus numbered (KRE-302XA) that was just cleared by the ticketing officers at the toll gate.
The incident happened at about 6.49 am on Sunday.
The LASEMA Response Team alongside LASAMBUS, RRS, Nigeria Police Force, State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) and LCCI rushed to the scene of the incident after a distress call was placed via the emergency toll free line 112/767.
General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, while confirming the incident, said investigation carried out by the Agency’s Response Team on getting to the scene of the incident revealed that a total of four fatalities was recorded which includes three adult male and an adult female. 16 casualties with severe injuries were recorded including 4 adult female and 12 adult male.
However, the driver of the SUV was transported to the General hospital at Marina.
Emergency/security operatives were involved in traffic management measures to forestall the occurrence of a secondary accident, crowd control, giving medical care to the casualties and subsequently moved them down to the General Hospital at Marina and Trauma Centre at Toll Gate for further treatments.
“The (two adult male) who died at the scene were subsequently handed over to SEHMU while the remaining two (an adult male and an adult female) were later confirmed dead.
“The accidented vehicles were recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s light tow truck and subsequently handed over to LCC officials who moved them down to Maroko Police station,” Tiamiyu said.
Tiamiyu further advised motorists to always endeavor to drive with caution when driving on highways, abstain from drinking alcohol before driving, as well to ensure road worthiness of vehicles, before embarking on journeys to avoid unnecessary loss of lives
He, however, said that the incident will be investigated by the security operative while the State Government will also ensures prosecution of the culprit to serve as deterrent to other motorists.