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Brave Rescue Mission by LASTMA: Woman and Her Son Saved from Underneath Truck

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Taofiq further disclosed that the injured mother, her child, and the truck driver were swiftly transported to the General Hospital in the area for emergency medical attention by an ambulance from the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit. To ensure uninterrupted traffic flow, policemen from the Ile-Epo Division provided security cover until the overturned truck was completely removed from the road.

Lastma’s Acting General Manager, Bakare Oki, emphasized the importance of adhering to speed limits and appealed to drivers to prioritize safety on the roads.

The statement highlighted the dramatic rescue, “A mother and her nine-year-old son were saved by LASTMA officials under an upturned fully loaded sand truck today around Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway by Danco Filling Station inward Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.

“The driver of the upturned sand diesel truck (AGL 48 YD) lost control and got overturned as a result of reckless driving with a mother and her nine-year-old son including the driver seriously injured.

“Immediate investigation revealed that the truck driver lost control due to reckless driving and got upturned while dragging right of way with another heavily loaded containerised trailer inward underneath Iyana-Ipaja Bridge.

“LASTMA officials from Zone 16 led by Salau Akeem (Alfa) carried out the rescue operations while an ambulance from the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) took the injured mother and her son including the truck driver to General Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

“Policemen from the Ile-Epo Police Division provided security backup till the upturned truck was fully evacuated from the road for free vehicular movement.”

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