The Agency was alerted at about 6.49 am on a distress call via the emergency toll free line 112/767 regarding an accident at the 1st Gate inward Oriental Hotel along Lekki Epe Expressway on Sunday 11th of March 2018.
This prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Response Team, other emergency responders and the security operatives to the scene of the incident accordingly.
According to the General Manager Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, investigation carried out by the Agency’s Response Team on getting to the scene of the incident revealed that a Lexus Jeep GX470 with registration number KJA-615DF plying one way ran into a commercial bus(KRE-302XA) that was just cleared by the ticketing officers at the toll gate.
A total of four fatalities was recorded which includes three adult male and an adult female. 16 casualties with severe injuries were recorded including 4 adult female and 12 adult male. The driver of the jeep was transported to the General hospital at Marina.
The LASEMA Response Team alongside LASAMBUS, RRS, Nigeria Police Force, State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) and LCCI were responders present at the scene of the incident.
Emergency/security operatives were involved in traffic management measures to forestall the occurrence of a secondary accident, crowd control, giving medical care to the casualties and subsequently moved them down to the General Hospital at Marina and Trauma Centre at Toll Gate for further treatments.
The (two adult male) who died at the scene were subsequently handed over to SEHMU while the remaining two (an adult male and an adult female) were later confirmed dead.
Mr Adesina said that the accidented vehicles were recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s light tow truck and subsequently handed over to LCC officials who moved them down to Maroko Police station.
The General Manager therefore advised motorists to always endeavor to drive with caution when driving on highways, abstain from drinking alcohol before driving, as well to ensure road worthiness of vehicles, before embarking on journeys to avoid unecessary loss of lives
He howerver said that this particular incident will be investigated by the security operative while the State Government will also ensures prosecution of the culprit to serve as deterrence of errant motorists.