The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has detailed how a driver using ‘one-way’ (driving against traffic) killed a tricycle operator aka keke driver, and a pregnant woman in the Ago Palace area of the state.
In a statement on its X page, LASTMA wrote, “Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) disclosed that a driver apprehended for driving in a direction prohibited by Law (One-way) today killed a tricyle operator, pregnant woman and injured 2 School Children around Okota axis of the State.
“Traffic Officer Hassan Kehinde of Zone 27, Okota who led the LASTMA patrol team disclosed that a driver of a blue TOYOTA Sienna bus (AKD 944 HN) was apprehended for driving against traffic (One-way) around Ago Palace Way, Lagos.
“He disclosed further that a Police man attached with the patrol team volunteered to escort the apprehended vehicle to LASTMA office for proper booking.
“On their way, and in an attempt by the driver to escape, he diverted into Bayo Oyewale Street by Ago round-about and rammed into a fully loaded tricycle”
“While the tricycle operator died instantly, the pregnant woman later died at the Hospital while the 2 injured School Children were currently, under the Intensive Care Unit receiving medical attention.”