Nigeria: Pregnant woman and motorcyclist rescued after car crash in Lagos

Nigeria: Pregnant woman and motorcyclist rescued after car crash in Lagos

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

A 35,000 liter tanker owned by Kooil reportedly lost control on the National Stadium bridge in Surulere, Lagos and collided with a Volkswagen Golf Sedan with registration number KRD 810 EA and two occupants. There is.

Two people were injured, including a pregnant woman in the car and the motorcyclist.

The truck was said to have started from Apapa to unload cargo in Ikeja area when its brakes failed.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) South West Spokesperson, Ibrahim Farinloye, said: “The injured pregnant woman was admitted to Rundle Hospital after the initial accident, while the seriously injured motorcyclist was admitted to Lagos University Teaching Hospital. I was hospitalized,” he said. Ruth. The injured woman’s husband has been contacted and is with her. ”

Explaining the measures taken, the Director-General of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adesai Margaret, said the Ilupeju fire station is “currently using chemical blowing agents to neutralize the effects of the fuel and prevent subsequent accidents. ” he said. Two lives were saved from the vehicle involved in the accident, and the tanker driver and his assistant escaped safely.

“The section of Western Avenue between Barracks and Stadium bus stop has been condoned and traffic has been diverted to an alternative route. The removal of the car wreckage has been completed,” she explained.

Rescue personnel from the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA and Lagos Neighborhood Safety Squad rushed to the scene and rescued the situation.

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