A yet-to-be-identified female beggar has been crushed to death in a lone accident involving a truck in First Gate area of Lagos.
According to an eyewitness account, the deceased was crushed when an unregistered truck had a mechanical malfunction that resulted in break failure on Thursday 22 September 2022.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA who later arrived at the scene, recovered the corpse of the victim at the mortuary.
Confirming the accident, Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs-LASEMA, said on Thursday 22nd September 2022 the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, recovered one dead adult female from an incident scene at FESTAC First Gate.
“The incident which was escalated to the Agency via the Toll-Free Emergency number 112, occurred when a truck suffered mechanical failure close to the entrance of FESTAC Town this afternoon.”
Okunbor explained that the “situation report emanating from Office of the Permanent Secretary LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu regarding the road accident at First Gate of FESTAC Town has it that, on the arrival of LRT at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a truck with an unknown registration number was involved in a lone accident at the aforementioned location.
“Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that the immediate cause of the accident was due to a mechanical malfunction that resulted in break failure.
Unfortunately, the break failure which resulted from the mechanical malfunction led to the death of an adult female. A beggar who was crushed in the process of the accident.
The victim has been bagged by LRT and handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) for deposit in the morgue.”
LRT, LRU Pre-Hospital Care, SEHMU and NPF were responders at the incident scene.
Meanwhile, the accident truck was successfully recovered off the road to LASTMA YARD in Mile 2 with the aid of a private tow truck provided by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
The recovery operation has been concluded and the LRT and Pre-Hospital Care Team have returned to base.