The Agency received a distress call through the emergency toll free number 112/767 today Wednesday 31st January, 2018 at about 8.45 a.m concerning an accident on Kara Bridge Lagos Ibadan Express Way. On arrival at the scene, the LASEMA Response Team gathered that a 20ft containerized truck with unknown plate number was involved in accident.
Further investigation revealed that the head of the containerized truck detached from it body while on motion inward Karra bridge and rammed into a motorcycle with the rider and two passengers while the head of the truck plunged into Isheri Olofin River.
Unfortunately, a three year old boy on the motorcycle lost his life while his mother had leg fracture and they have been moved to the hospital by FRSC
The head of the truck that plunged into the river was however recovered from the river with the aid of the heavy duty equipment Crane with support from the local divers.
Subsequently, three adult male were extricated and recovered from the truck head and handed over to FRSC officials who moved them down to the morgue.
Other Agencies on ground includes the Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Ambulance Service, Lagos State Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Police Force from Ojodu Abiodun and Isheri Police Division and OP Mesa.
The General Manager LASEMA said that proper investigation would be conducted on the incident, he however advised motorist, especially articulated truck drivers to always drive within the and ensure they adherence with road safety regulations.