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LASEMA rescues two adults from road accident


Two unnamed adults, who were severely injured in a road accident involving a van and a truck were on Tuesday rescued by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary of the agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, disclosed this in a statement saying that the agency received a distress call via its emergency toll-free number, saying there was a road accident at a Mobil filling station after Otedola Bridge inward Alausa at about 06:56 hrs.

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“We responded from our command and control centre within 10 minutes.

“On arrival at the scene, it was observed that a green van, registration number MUS 919 YA, laden with crates of eggs, was involved in a head-on collision with a truck, registration number unknown.

“The van was on top speed, resulting in significant damages and injuries to the van and its occupants.

“Further investigations at the scene revealed that the van’s excessive speed reportedly led to the accident, which caused substantial damage to the frontal parts of the van and destruction of the crates of eggs,” he said.

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He said two adult males suffered severe injuries, and no fatalities were recorded.

“The injured victims received pre-hospital care from the agency’s paramedics and LASAMBUS before being transported to the nearby hospitals for further treatment.

“The accident vehicle was recovered with the aid of a tow truck and taken to the nearest police station for safekeeping and prevention of any secondary incidents.

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“The slippery contents of the broken eggs spilled on the road and the sides were flushed off by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, to further prevent secondary incidents.

“In attendance were LASEMA, the agency’s pre-hospital care teams, LASAMBUS and Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service,” he added.