An early morning accident on Friday in Lagos claimed the life of a mini truck driver and injured three others as the truck crashed into a trailer.
The accident occurred at 5.30a.m. at TREM Church Bus Stop on Gbagada Expressway as the truck was said to have run into the trailer belonging to the Dangote Group of Companies.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the truck with registration number LSR-160XA was carrying bags of Sunar sachet water.
The moving trailer had the registration number XC 485-GML.
A witness, Mr Muyhideen Oluwake, told NAN that the three injured occupants of the mini truck were working with the company producing the `pure’ water.
He said that the injured persons had been taken to a nearby hospital.
“I closed from work and was going home when I saw the `pure’ water truck run under this trailer but the trailer was moving.
“It did not stop, maybe. because of the heavy load, the driver couldn’t move faster.
“I don’t know what happened to the `pure’ water driver; maybe, he slept; maybe, he didn’t see the trailer clearly.
“I am one of the people who rescued the three boys that were occupants of the truck, but we were unable to rescue the driver who was trapped in the truck.
“I had to call LASTMA, ambulance services and even the manager of the `pure’ water company to tell them that an accident had happened,” he said.
Confirming the incident, Mr Kehinde Adewusi, Head of Operations, Lagos State Transport Management Authority, Zone 4, Oshodi, told NAN that both the dead and the injured had been taken to a hospital.
NAN reports that the driver of the trailer was taken into protective custody by the police to prevent a mob attack on him.