The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has confirmed the killing of a man by an articulated vehicle at Mile 12 Market on Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
The agency’s spokesperson, Adebayo Taofiq, said in a statement that the accident occurred on Saturday, noting that it involved a truck marked LSR 901 XV.
According to him, the victim was pushing a wheelbarrow on the main carriageway in Mile 12 Market.
He explained that a preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck allegedly lost control due to a brake failure and rammed into the victim.
“After the accident, the victim was rescued by LASTMA officers on duty. He later died while being rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
“Some miscreants and hoodlums then attempted to attack the truck driver. He was rescued and taken to Ketu Police Divisional by LASTMA officials with the support of security personnel at the market,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said that the driver had been arrested for investigation.