One dies as car collides with truck at Isolo under bridge, Lagos


One person has been reported dead in a head-on collision between a Kia car with registration number KWL 475 CZ and a stationary 20-foot containerised truck at Isolo under bridge inward Oshodi, Lagos State on Friday.

According to a Friday statement by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, the sad incident occurred when the car collided with the truck travelling at high speed on the highway.

The force of impact, led to the death of a female passenger in the car, while the driver sustained serious injuries, and was promptly taken to a nearby hospital, LASTMA said.

The agency said its officials and those of the Nigeria Police Force had swung to action upon learning of the accident and have actively worked to extract the trapped person inside the car.

The victim was thereafter successfully extricated with the aid of the light rescue equipment, and has been bagged, and handed over to the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit for transportation to the morgue.

Also, the accidented vehicle has been recovered with the aid of a tow truck and has been relocated to Olosan Police Station.

“Meanwhile, we are awaiting the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment i.e. a Crane and Lowbed to recover the abandoned containerised truck off the road,” the statement added.