CITIZENS COMPASS —THREE people were rescued on Thursday, September 14, 2023, when a fully loaded tanker rammed into six vehicles while on motion around Gbagada bridge inward Ifako, along Oworonsoki Expressway, Lagos.
Spokesperson, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adedayo Taofiq confirmed the accident in a statement.
He said LASTMA Oduyebo Oluwole ‘Zebra’ (Zone 2) who gave details about the accident disclosed that it resulted into severe congestion for road users moving from 3rd Mainland Bridge inwards Ifako by Oworonsoki Expressway.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the fully loaded tanker after losing control of the steering due to brake failure rammed into six other vehicles (three commercial vehicles, three private cars and a branded motor bike) while descending Gbagada bridge inwards Ifako on the expressway.
“LASTMA Oluwole confirmed that those rescued were severely injured and rushed to Gbagada General Hospital for medical treatment by a Lastma Trooper who was also among those wounded during the accident.
” He confirmed further that while the accident occurred at about 6:10pm, Policemen from Alonge Police Station at Oworonsoki were equally at the scene of the accident.
” The General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bolaji Oreagba however called on Association regulating activities of tanker operators to always educate their drivers on the need to observe speed limit whenever they are driving on public roads.”