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Driver got hospitalized due to reckless driving, brake failure

by Maryam Olaniyi
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An unidentified driver of a salon car narrowly escaped death after he droved into a canal at Constain Roundabout Surulere area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the incident happened yesterday around 1 p.m.

According to an eyewitness, the driver who plunged into a canal through reckless driving was rescued by first emergency responders and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, who raced to the scene, later recovered the car without any trace of the driver or occupant(s).

Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the recovered car was later handed over to Nigeria Police at Iponri Division, Surulere for further investigation.

A source said, “Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the incident scene, a Toyota Avalon with number plate, CAL-466GA, was observed to have plunged into the canal along the axis.
“Investigation gathered at the incident scene revealed that the car had a brake failure while on top speed lost control, swerved off the road, and then plunged into a big canal by the roadside.


At the time of the operation, the response team did not see the driver nor any occupant of the car.

“The agency’s heavy-duty equipment, Hiab, was immediately deployed for recovery of the ill-fated car off the canal.

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