Tragedy on Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway: Reckless Driver Kills Two Road Sweepers
A horrifying incident unfolded on the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State as a reckless driver, evading arrest by traffic officials, ended up causing the tragic death of two road sweepers.
The driver, whose identity remains unknown at this time, fatally struck two sanitation workers who were members of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) during a hot pursuit by officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
Fatal Chase: Driver Strikes LAWMA Sweepers at Their Duty Post
The fleeing driver, in a bid to escape LASTMA officers, collided with the two sweepers who were diligently performing their duties at their designated post by the roadside.
The impact of the collision resulted in the immediate loss of lives, prompting a demonstration by outraged passersby and motorists who protested the tragic incident.
Security Response: Police and Tear Gas Disperse Protesters
In response to the escalating situation, security agents, including the police, arrived at the scene. To disperse the protesters, tear gas was employed, intensifying the tense atmosphere.
The video footage captured at the scene provides a glimpse into the chaos that ensued.
LAWMA’s Official Statement: Confirmation of Deaths and Pursuit of Justice
LAWMA issued a statement on Monday, confirming the death of the two sweepers and expressing its commitment to working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the responsible driver.
The statement highlights the vehicle involved, identified by the license plate EPE 984 DV, and emphasizes the ongoing efforts to address the situation.
LAWMA’s Appeal and Condolences: Caution on the Highways
In its statement, LAWMA appealed to motorists to exercise utmost caution on the highways, emphasizing the need to avoid tragic incidents like the one that claimed the lives of the sanitation workers.
The public is urged to remain calm as the organization collaborates with security agencies to take appropriate steps and implement necessary measures.
The statement concludes with heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased, emphasizing the profound loss and wishing the departed souls eternal peace.