23rd November, 2010
An elderly man of about 70 years old yesterday survived an accident along side hisÂ younger brother, his driver and a young boy that was in the vehicle with them.
The accident occurred along Sagamu Benin Expressway, about 70 metres to Sagamu, whenÂ the Tyre of the vehicle in which the elderly man was travelling burst.
The man, identified as Chief V.I.M. Onyenorah said: â€œWe are travelling from ImoÂ State to Lagos StateÂ where we went forÂ a party during the weekend.
” I was in the vehicle with my younger brother, Engr. Cosmas Onyenorah,Â my driverÂ and one of my workers. What I could recollect was that I heard the sound of the tyreÂ when it burst and my driver was swerving here and there, trying to control theÂ vehicle.
“Before the accident, on our way to Lagos I dreamt that the vehicle somersaulted andÂ I prayed to God to avert it. Thank God, no person died.â€
The vehicle, Prado Jeep, Golden colour with Lagos State registration number GY 571Â AAA, which summersaulted, was found in the bush.Â The vehicle was loaded withÂ coolers, plates and other utensils that were used for the party.
Meanwhile, a good Samaritan, Mr. Emma Yemi Ademisure, with a Toyota Pick-up van thatÂ hasÂ registration number FJ02LSR droveÂ them to their hospital in Lagos .
It was reported that the accident occurred because the driver wasÂ over speeding.