New Year Eve: 11 Passengers Cheat Death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

New Year Eve: 11 Passengers Cheat Death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

  • A major tragedy has been averted in the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway after an articulated vehicle lost control
  • The vehicle which was conveying petroleum products rammed into four private-owned vehicles on the highway
  • Authorities say the scene of the incident was chaotic and difficult to manage due to the activities of thugs

Lagos - Eleven people have escaped death as an articulated vehicle loaded with petroleum products rammed into four vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the accident involved an articulated vehicle with registration number unknown and four other vehicles.

FRSC vehicles
The Federal Safety Corps had earlier deployed its officials to major highways across the country this festive season. Photo credit: FRSC
Source: Facebook

He said the tanker lost control due to brake failure, hit a Honda accord from the rear before falling onto the Toyota Corolla.

PM News quoted him as saying:

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“No fatality was recorded at the scene of the incident while traffic is being diverted along alternative routes.
“The operation is being severely challenged by miscreants intent on scooping the PMS while residents are urged to avoid use of naked flame.”

Recall that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) had earlier deployed over 30,000 personnel to major expressways across the country including the Lagos-Ibadan expressway ahead of the Yuletide.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the FRSC said it has also set up 15 traffic control camps and 27 help areas across critical routes in the country.

FRSC confirms 11 dead in fatal Anambra road accident

Recall that no fewer than eleven persons were burnt to death in a fatal auto-crash that occurred on Agulu lake bridge near Golden Tulip Hotel Agulu Anaocha local government area of Anambra state recently.

The FRSC Anambra state sector commander, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi made this disclosure to newsmen in Awka, the state capital.

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He said the fatal auto-crash which happened on Sunday, December 26 was due to wrong overtaking and overspeeding on the sloppy bridge.

Luxury Bus headed to southeast crash in Ogun state

In a related development, no fewer than seven people died while seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an auto-crash in Ogun state.

The accident happened on Saturday, December 25, when a Mercedes Benz MarcoPolo Luxury Bus crashed along the Sagamu-Benin-Ore expressway in Ogun state.

The vehicle reportedly took off from Ojuelegba, Lagos, and headed towards the eastern part of the country before it crashed in the lone accident.


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