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Baby survives horror crash, victims rescued



In a heart-stopping tale of survival, a six-month-old baby boy emerged unscathed from a horrifying accident that left six passengers critically injured.

The drama unfolded on the treacherous roads of Alaka, inward the bustling CMS bridge in Lagos, casting a shadow of fear and disbelief across the city.

As chaos reigned, the heroes of the hour, the fearless Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), raced to the scene, snatching victory from the jaws of tragedy. Their swift response saved lives, ensuring the injured passengers were rushed to the Primary Health Centre in Oyingbo, Lagos. The scene was nothing short of a battlefield, with victims scattered and chaos in the air.

But here’s the twist – the vehicle responsible for this catastrophic collision didn’t even bear a number plate. An enigma on wheels, it left an indelible mark of mystery on the scene.

Amidst the wreckage and turmoil, four passengers with minor injuries opted to leave the scene, perhaps a testament to their resilience in the face of adversity.

Eyewitnesses who lived to tell the tale painted a picture of high-speed chaos. Mr. Samuel Adeoye, one of the witnesses, described a heart-pounding scene: “The commercial bus, known as Faragon, was hurtling at breakneck speed, attempting to overtake a 40ft articulated vehicle. Then, the unthinkable happened.”

The commercial vehicle defied gravity, scaling a culvert, causing passengers to tumble and collide in a nightmarish motion, leaving them battered and bruised.

Mrs. Aduke Fasanya, another eyewitness, placed the time of the incident at 11:22 a.m., near the Alaka area of Lagos. The aftermath was gruesome, with passengers left with broken limbs and tales of survival against all odds.

Amidst the chaos, a dispatch rider, merely carrying a pot of jollof rice, saw his life change forever as his legs were broken. Meanwhile, a woman carrying the baby boy struck her head on the unforgiving culvert, fainting in the process. Thankfully, good Samaritans came to her rescue, reviving her from the brink of unconsciousness.

Heroes emerged from all corners – journalists and eyewitnesses alike made desperate calls to summon the accident response units in Lagos. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) descended upon the scene, orchestrating a dramatic rescue operation while ensuring traffic continued to flow.

Despite the chaos and despair, the story takes a turn for the better. The FRSC’s Ipori Zone officials orchestrated a lifesaving mission, rushing six victims, including two males and four females, to the nearby Lagos State Health Centre in Oyingbo. Lives were saved that day.

But even amidst the wreckage, a darker side of humanity emerged. Social miscreants, lurking in the shadows of tragedy, seized the opportunity to steal victims’ belongings, snatching phones and cash in the midst of the chaos.

In the end, amidst the chaos and the shocking turn of events, the survival of a baby boy stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. This is a story of tragedy and triumph, of heroes and villains, and a reminder of the unpredictable nature of life on the city’s unforgiving roads.

national news today

Aisha Cole

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