One-Way Driver Kills Tricycle Operator, Pregnant Woman, Injures 2 School Children – LASTMA √√ The Scoper Media

 • as Ago Palace way accident sparks outrage

    The Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) today disclosed that a driver who was apprehended for driving in a direction prohibited by Law (One-way) killed a tricyle operator, pregnant woman and injured 2 School Children around Ago Palace way, Okota axis of the state, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP  report.

The LASTMA patrol team led by Traffic Officer Hassan Kehinde of Zone 27, Okota revealed that a driver of a blue TOYOTA Sienna bus (AKD 944 HN) was apprehended for driving against traffic (One-way) around Ago Palace Way, Lagos. He added that a policeman attached with the patrol team volunteered to escort the apprehended vehicle to LASTMA office for proper booking, NAOSNP gathered.

Hassan Kehinde revealed, “On their way, and in an attempt by driver to escape, he diverted into Bayo Oyewale Street by Ago round-about and rammed into a fully loaded tricycle. While the tricycle operator died instantly, the pregnant woman later died at the Hospital while the 2 injured School Children were currently, under Intensive Care Unit receiving medical attention. The escort Police man in the contravened vehicle equally sustained various degrees of injury as a result of the fatal auto crash.”

He added: “It is noteworthy to mention that in an attempt to escape, the driver of the Sienna car lost control as a result of reckless driving which eventually resulted into the fatal accident”

In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that the Ago Palace way incident has sparked off protest as irate mob descended on the escort Police Officer but with the timely intervention of a team of Police men from Ago/ Okota/Ilasa Police Stations saved the Police man from being lynched. The LASTMA Yard was also invaded and valuable items vandalized including vehicles within the premises.

The management of the agency commiserate with the families of the deceased and assured that thorough investigation will be carried out to determine the immediate and remote cause of the accident,and that justice will be served appropriately.

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