Motor boy trapped under 40ft container rescued in Lagos

Motor boy trapped under 40ft container rescued in Lagos


Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday rescued a motor boy trapped under a fully loaded 40ft container following a fatal accident.

It was learnt that the driver died instantly in the accident that occurred around Wharf Road, opposite Area B Police Command outward Apapa area of Lagos.

A statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said a LASTMA official named Egbetola Sulaiman, who led the rescue team confirmed that the fatal accident involved a fully loaded 40ft container and a stationed tipper truck with no registration number.

He said Egbetola confirmed further that preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 40ft loaded container while on top speed lost control and rammed into a stationed tipper with tyre problem.

He disclosed that LASTMA officials and other emergency responders were able to rescue a trapped motor boy while the driver of the loaded 40ft container died instantly.

While the body of the dead driver was at the Area B Police Command, the rescued motor boy was immediately rushed to the nearby General Hospital at Apapa for medical treatment.

Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to as the source.