Four trapped as truck falls on car in Lagos

Four trapped as truck falls on car in Lagos

Four persons were on Sunday evening trapped after a 40ft containerised truck fell on a saloon car around Abalti Barracks along Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.

It was gathered that the truck, which was heading towards Stadium, fell sideways and landed on a Toyota car with four occupants.

The accident was said to have caused heavy traffic on that part of the road, making it difficult for rescuers to access the scene with heavy duty equipment to evacuate the fallen truck.

Confirming the incident, the Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said two of the trapped victims have been extricated from the vehicle. 

Asked the state of the victims, Oke-Osanyintolu said they were alive, adding that the remaining two have been recovered from the car and taken to the hospital for medical attention.

He said: “The agency has activated its emergency response plan in response to the fallen container along Funso Williams Avenue (Abalti Barracks). Traffic control is underway.

“The quick response of the agency’s response team culminated in the successful extrication of two of the people inside the car.

“The third and fourth victims have also been rescued alive from the car and are receiving pre-hospital care from the agency’s paramedic team.

“The agency’s heavy Forklift Goliath is at the incident scene alongside LASTMA, Nigeria Army, Police and FRSC. Operation ongoing.”