On Sunday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported an unfortunate auto crash resulting in the immediate deaths of three individuals. The incident involved a collision between a commercial bus and a truck at Gbagada, near the Charley Boy bus stop.
In a statement released by Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the agency’s Permanent Secretary, it was disclosed that LASEMA swiftly responded to a distress call received at 22:01hrs through the agency’s toll-free lines. The Lagos State Emergency Response Plans were activated, and the response team arrived at the scene by 22:17hrs.
Upon reaching the accident site, it was observed that a white commercial bus, fully loaded en route to Ajah from Oshodi, lost control and collided with a moving truck. The impact of the crash resulted in the immediate demise of three individuals—an unfortunate combination of two males and one female, all adults.
Additionally, several others on board sustained various injuries of different degrees. Out of the seven injured persons, three received prompt pre-hospital care from LASEMA paramedics and were subsequently transported to Gbagada General Hospital for further medical attention.
To manage the aftermath of the incident, the agency took steps to ensure the proper handling of the deceased. The three victims were appropriately bagged, awaiting the arrival of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) to convey them to the mortuary.
Recognising the potential for further complications, a Light Tow Truck was deployed to remove the affected vehicles from the busy road and prevent secondary incidents. The coordinated efforts of the LASEMA Response Team, LASEMA Pre-Hospital Care Team, Nigeria Police, and Lagos Fire and Rescue Services were instrumental in managing the situation effectively.
The incident serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for continued efforts to prevent such tragic accidents on our roads.