A bystander has been crushed in an auto crash which occurred in Lagos state.
Daily Trust gathered that the ghastly accident occurred due to the brake failure.
In a statement, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the articulated truck plunged into the canal while the driver sustained some injuries.
The statement read, “On arrival at the incident scene, an articulated truck laden with 40ft container was involved in an accident. Investigation conducted revealed the immediate cause of the incident was due to mechanical fault (brake failure).
“The articulated truck subsequently plunged into the canal while the driver, who sustained some injuries as alleged by bystanders has been taken to an unknown hospital.
“The Nigeria Police official (Sango Ota and Alagbado division) further confirmed a bystander(adult male), lost his life before the truck veered off the road and plunged into the canal. The accidented truck laden with a 40ft container has been recovered off the with the aid of the Agency’s heavy-duty (Crane).
“The wreckage and the incident scene were subsequently handed over to the Nigeria Police (Alagbado and Sango Ota) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). Operations concluded as the ease of vehicular movement along the carriageway has been restored.”