Lagos State Emergency Management, LASEMA, has explained how it received a distress call was on Thursday at about 2.03am regarding an accident at Stadium Bus Stop inward Alaka Surulere, Lagos.
A statement sent to newsmen by its spokesman, Adebayo Kehinde, noted that the call prompted immediate activation of the Agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident.
He said preliminary investigation conducted by the Agency’s ERT at the scene of the incident revealed a trailer fully loaded with granite with registration number EKY 668 XL collided with a Black Camry car with registration number KUJ 412 AA (FCT).
Continuing, the statement reads, “The immediate cause of the incident was attributed to reckless driving and over speeding by the Camry car driver, who didnt noticed the moving truck driving inward Stadium Bus stop. He lost control and crashed into the truck.
“An adult female, who was billed to travel to the US today (Thursday) lost her life while the driver of the Camry car sustained injuries.
“He was taken to the trauma centre by the LASAMBUS officials, while the Agency ERT extricated the trapped victim from the mangled car and was handed over to the Nigerian Police from Surulere Division.”
Reacting, General Manager LASEMA, Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu expressed dismay to attack on the Agency official by irate youths at the scene of the incident during the recovery operation.
Tiamiyu warned that the State Government will no longer condone unprovoked attacks on its officials while performing their assigned duties.
He advised motorists to drive within the approved speed limit and also observe road traffic signs.
LASEMA boss added that the the Nigeria Police will carry out further investigation into the incident.