Two injured in Lagos-Ibadan road crash

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No fewer than eight persons, on Wednesday, escaped death when a truck conveying cows rammed into three other vehicles along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Two persons, however, sustained injuries.

The accident, which occurred at the Sagamu-Interchange stretch of the expressway, involved four vehicles including one truck, two Toyota Hiace buses and one Toyota SUV.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the truck conveying cows reportedly lost control and collided with the vehicle in front causing multiple collisions.


Our correspondent, during a visit to the scene, observed that the four affected vehicles were damaged.

An eyewitness, Azeez Olayiwola, in an interview with PUNCH Metro, blamed the accident on a lack of concentration on the part of the truck driver.

“I think the truck driver was unaware that there was traffic gridlock in front and he was unable to control the speed of the vehicle when he realised there was traffic, resulting in the multiple collision,” Olayiwola said.

Confirming the accident in an interview with our correspondent, the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ahmed Umar, noted that four vehicles were involved in the collision and eight persons were involved with two of the victims sustaining injuries.

“I can confirm that four vehicles were involved in the accident in the early hours of today (Wednesday) which involved eight persons.

“Among the eight persons, two were injured and were taken to the hospital for immediate treatment,” Umar said.

Meanwhile, a traffic jam was witnessed on the inward Abeokuta and Lagos lanes of the highway on Wednesday.

The situation left motorists stranded for hours along the Mowe-RCCG and Sagamu-Interchange to RCCG stretch of the highway.

In his reaction to the cause of the traffic jam that lasted several hours, Umar said a vehicle conveying petroleum product fell along the RCCG axis on Tuesday evening.

“The traffic on the highway was a result of a vehicle conveying diesel that fell on the road but we have been able to evacuate it. What we are experiencing is a backlog of the incident,” he explained.

Efforts made to get the police’s reaction did not yield positive results as the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, did not respond to messages sent to her number.

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