23rd April, 2017
Two people were feared dead while seven others, including a policeman, sustained injuries in multiple road accidents at Ilasamaja, Lagos on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses said that a gravel-laden tipper lorry and a truck loaded with vegetable oil collided, causing heavy gridlock on the ever-busy Oshodi–Apapa Expressway.
“A vehicle loaded with vegetable oil and a tipper carrying gravels on high speed crashed and the two drivers were seriously wounded while two motor boys were trapped inside the tripper.
“Policemen from Ilasamaja Division and other agencies rescued occupants of the two vehicles after about an hour and took them away in an ambulance to the hospital in a very bad shape.
“As we were controlling the traffic caused by the accident, another truck coming on a high speed rammed into a commercial bus and somersaulted.
“The conductor died on the spot, more than seven persons in the bus sustained serious injury. A policeman in the bus got his leg broken,” a witness said.
The police spokesman in Lagos, Olarinde Famous-Cole, did not respond to text messages to confirm the accident as at press time.