Two pregnant women and two children have escaped death after a fuel-laden truck collided with three tricycles in Lagos State.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports the accident occurred around 12:30 pm on Tuesday around the Ikotun area of the State.
Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) immediately rescued the accident victims.
However, the driver of one of the tricycles, popularly known as Keke, with one passenger, died instantly.
The LASTMA personnel immediately handed the rescued victims to policemen from the Ikotun Police Station, who took them to General Hospital for treatment.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the fully loaded truck with registration number JJJ 125 had a brake failure and crushed the three tricycles by a valley around Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) when going towards Ikotun.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) immediately moved the petrol tanker along with the crushed tricycles to Ikotun Police Station.
Other emergency responders including the Nigerian Police men from Ikotun Police Station were at the scene of the accident.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba has warned tanker owners and drivers to always ensure that their trucks are properly checked and in good condition before embarking on any journey.