LASEMA rescues commercial bus, driver from Lagos ditch


LASEMA officials rescuing the commercial bus alongside the driver

By Henry Oladele

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Friday, rescued a commercial bus alongside the driver who recklessly swerved into a ditch to avoid the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) officials at Obadore along LASU-Isheri road.

The agency’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed this in a statement.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that a female sustained a minor injury during the accident.

“The incident happened at Obadore along LASU-Isheri road.

“We activated the state’s emergency response team from Igando base to the accident scene

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“Upon arrival at incident scene at about 11.01hrs, it was observed that a commercial bus, with registration number FKJ 870 YG, was involved in a lone accident at the aforementioned location.

“Further investigations revealed that the accident occurred when the vehicle’s driver swerved recklessly in attempts to avoid a VIS checkpoint,” he said.

He added that the reckless driving led to the loss of the vehicle’s control and subsequent falling into a ditch.

“No loss of lives were recorded in the incident. However, an adult female sustained minor injuries in the process.

“The bus was recovered with the help of LASEMA response team, the Lagos State Fire Rescue & Service and the Nigeria Police Force who were all in attendance,” he said. (NAN)

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