Multiple crashes kill soldier, wife, others in Lagos

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Four people were killed in separate accidents that occurred in different sections of Lagos State on Monday.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Sector Commander, Babatunde Farinloye, confirmed one of the incidents, saying a military man, his wife, and a motorcycle rider died instantly at the Dantata bus stop on the Badagry expressway.

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He said, “The accident happened at the Dantata bus stop involving a military man, his wife and the bike rider who died on the spot. According to an eyewitness, the bike man was trying to ram into a private truck that was trying to run away from area boys who wanted to collect money. The body of the military man was deposited at the Ojo Cantonment Medical Rescue Centre while the bike man was taken to Badagry General Hospital Mortuary. We want to enjoin motorists to be careful when driving to avoid accidents on the road.”

Videos of the many incidents released on the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority’s official X handle showed the vehicles with the tricycles and cars’ windscreens damaged.

In an interview with newsmen, the LASTMA Public Relations Officer, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed the accident, adding that one of the accidents occurred at about 9:00 a.m., involving a Toyota Verso car colliding with a tricycle inward Abule-Egba area of the state.

He added that the tricycle rider was killed in the crash and was taken to the nearest hospital in the area.

Taofiq said, “The first accident happened at General Inwards Abule-Egba at about 9:15 am. There was a collision between a tricycle with registration number AGL-QK and a Toyota Verso with registration number AKD-893HD. Immediately after the accident happened, the tricycle man died instantly and was rushed to the nearby hospital. Immediately, the two vehicles were cleared off the road to avoid gridlock.”

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