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Auto crash claims 3 lives in Lagos

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A driver of a Mercedes Benz Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), with two occupants was burnt to death after their car rammed into a stationary truck late Sunday night in Lagos.

The incident was said to have happened at Mandilas Bus Stop, Iyana Isolo, off Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

An eyewitness identified as Mr. Abdulfatai Wasiu, attributed the fatalities to over speeding on the part of the driver before colliding with the truck.

A male adult inside the car was severely burnt and died due to the impact of the collision.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the incident.

“Upon arrival at the scene at 11:38 pm, an accident involving a Mercedes Benz SUV with an unknown registration number and a truck conveying a 40-foot container was encountered.

“Preliminary investigation carried out upon arrival at the scene revealed that the SUV collided with the truck due to overspeeding.

“The impact of this collision resulted in a fire outbreak from the car engine,” Oke-Osanyitolu narrated

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