19 July 2012

Nigeria: Two Die On Lagos-Ibadan Road Auto Crash

Lagos — Tragedy struck, yesterday, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when two persons traveling in a Toyota Camry saloon car with Number plate: LSD 716 AE were crushed as a truck ran over them on Otedola Bridge.

An eyewitness told Vanguard that the truck which was heading towards Ibadan had brake failure before it ran over the car in front killing its two male occupants instantly.

According to the eyewitness, the incident happened around 6.30pm which resulted in a serious traffic jam. Meanwhile driver of the ill-fated truck with Jigawa Number Plate: SA 985 BBR and its conductor were said to have escaped from the scene the moment the accident occurred.

An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Shola, said: "I was trekking to Isheri when the truck drove past me. Later I heard a loud bang and when I got closer I discovered that the truck had crushed a Toyota Camry with two occupants.

I was also told that the driver and the conductor of the truck had escaped. When contacted, the spokeswoman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP, Ngozi Braide, told Vanguard that traffic policemen from Isheri Police Station and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA visited the scene to ensure the free flow of traffic.

"The policemen removed the corpses to a mortuary while officials of LASTMA towed the truck and the damaged car to their office in Oshodi", she said.

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