Auto accident kills 3 in Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway

Auto accident

File Photo: An auto crash

By Isa Isawade

Three persons have so far lost their lives with many others seriously injured in an auto accident at the Charly Boy Bus Stop along the Ohodi-Oworonshoki Road, Lagos on Saturday.

According to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, “Following a distress call received at 22:01hrs through the agency’s 112/767 toll-free lines, LASEMA activated the Lagos State Emergency Response Plans with an arrival time of 22:17hrs.

“Upon arrival of the Agency’s LRT at the incident scene, it was observed that a white Mazda, an 18-passenger commercial bus, registration number JJJ-844YA, loaded to capacity, headed for Ajah from Oshodi, lost control while on motion and rammed into a moving truck from behind.

“Three of the 18 passengers (2 adult males and 1 adult female) immediately lost their lives to the incident, while others sustained various degrees and categories of injuries.”

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Oke-Osanyintolu said out of the injured seven, three of the passengers were promptly administered Pre-Hospital care and ferried to Gbagada General Hospital for further treatment by the agency’s paramedics.

He said the remains of the dead had been bagged and were awaiting arrival of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU to convey them to the morgue.

He added that a Light Tow Truck had been deployed to recover the affected vehicle from the busy road to forestall secondary incidents.

In attendance, according to the LASEMA boss were LASEMA Response Team, LASEMA Pre-Hospital Care Team, NPF, and LASG Fire and Rescue Services.

Recovery operations were still ongoing as of press time.

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