RRS rescues eight passengers, arrests fleeing truck driver
Eight passengers who sustained crucial injuries after an articulated vehicle rammed into two buses were on Wednesday night rescued by operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
A truck with registration number GGE886XB was said to have knocked the commercial buses around 11:48 pm at Berger on the outbound lane of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Despite knowing it caused an accident and left people dead, the driver with his motor boy were said to have sped off without a care.
It was gathered that the full capacity buses were grounded with most of the passengers in pain and helpless.
Fortunately, a motorist plying that route who saw what happened, it was learnt, notified RRS men on patrol along that stretch who called for back up.
According to the police, a team stood by to assist the victims while another raced after the truck which was caught up with in front of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry Camp, Ibafo, Ogun State.
“Just before the truck was brought to a halt, the truck boy, jumped out and escaped into the bush. The driver was arrested and brought back to the scene of the accident with his truck.
“He was thereafter handed over to Isheri Police Division for further investigation. Eight passengers who were critically injured in the accident were moved to Lagos State Emergency Hospital by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) officials for treatment,” said the police.