Friday, January 21

9 persons escape death as truck crushes 5 vehicles

Nine persons were injured when a tanker crushed five vehicles at the Otedola Bridge outward Lagos on Thursday night.

The Lagos State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Olusegun Ogungbemide has confirmed the incident.

The FRSC Commander said that the crash occurred at 10:40pm on Thursday while the vehicles were trying to connect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

He said that no life was lost in the multiple crash and that the injured victims were immediately taken to Emergency Centre Ojota while others were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.

Ogungbemide noted that the cause of the crash was yet to be known adding that the driver of the tanker fled the scene before a team of emergency responders including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos Fire Service, Lagos State Police Command commenced rescue operations.

He noted that Otedola Bridge is notorious for road crashes mostly involving fuel-laden tankers and trucks that often explode, resulting in inferno, burnt vehicles, loss of lives and properties.

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FRSC has attributed the causes of the frequent crashes recorded around the bridge to reckless drivers who drive expired trucks.

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